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
I was speaking to a colleague the other day. He said that the senior management at his company decided to include the company’s values in the next performance review. The values had been introduced three years before. But except … [Read more...] about Are You Sort of Excellent?
Last week I was at a dinner and a friend asked me about what I’ve been working on. I told her I’ve been doing some work focused on developing people. She immediately said she and her employees had no problems with … [Read more...] about Don’t Fool Yourself