The move towards continuous performance management

Leading organisations are successfully replacing outdated appraisals with ‘continuous performance management’ – and we’ve been supporting them every step of the way from initiating change, creating assessments, reviewing processes, providing software and coaching managers. But what are the key areas you need to consider if you are looking to make the shift from a one-off annual appraisal meeting which perhaps has an interim review mid-year, to on-going, continuous performance management?…

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Get stronger engagement with Performance Objectives

You’d be right in thinking that by putting in place an online Performance Management system, managers and team members have a place to store, record and update performance objectives – and document their progress against these objectives. But doesn’t this simply make it an expensive way to store all this?  Is it then only used just-in-time for the annual performance review meeting, to ‘go through the motions’ and then not accessed again…

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Performance Management – the Next Generation

Is there a new, more grown up attitude to performance management emerging? Netflix abandoned formal reviews some time ago, reportedly seeing them as being “too ritualistic and too infrequent”. In place of this, managers were encouraged to have frequent and honest conversations and to make better use of the data available through improved business analytics to provide a more accurate picture of how people were doing. It also scrapped Performance…

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Don’t throw away your paper-based performance management!

Do you have a paper-based performance management system that you think is already working and that people are bought-into – and yet you’re under pressure to upgrade it and ‘move online’? You know only too well the time and cost savings to be had from moving online – as well as getting better, real-time reporting, accurate analytical reports at the click of a button, and a strong return on investment from…

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