Things tend to work better between two people when each has a clear idea of what the other expects. At work, it’s important for an employee to know his or her manager's expectations related to the tasks the employee is supposed … [Read more...] about How to Have an Effective Work Relationship
There are many good reasons for eliminating performance ratings. Here are three: Most people hate them; they’re usually biased – the number only makes them appear objective; and they often are manipulated to serve purposes other … [Read more...] about You’ve Eliminated Performance Ratings. Now What?
Pay seems like it should be straightforward. The employee gets a performance rating – a 5-point scale is typical. Then the employee gets a “merit” increase based on the rating. Unfortunately, it’s not straight forward at … [Read more...] about Ratings, Differentiation, and the “Merit” Increase
One of my relatives recently lost his job. It was his first job. He was there five years. The separation from the company was a bit of a surprise to him – though in retrospect the signs had been there for months. Maybe he didn’t … [Read more...] about Change Doesn’t Happen on Your Schedule
During a webinar I attended recently, the presenter said that none of his clients use performance reviews anymore because everyone wants feedback more quickly and more often. In other words, you can provide regular feedback … [Read more...] about You Can Have Regular Feedback and An Annual Performance Review
The other day a colleague, who works at a hospital, mentioned how impatient senior nurses were with recently hired nurses, who are just learning how to do things. It appears that the senior nurses don’t understand why it takes … [Read more...] about Have Realistic Expectations about Learning Speed