Performance management

Performance management consists of two parallel processes. The first is the informal, day-to-day management of individuals and teams by their immediate line manager. The second is the formal framework within which the performance of individuals and teams is assessed and improved.


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Adobe shares “Check-in”, its annual appraisal replacement

Adobe Systems, one of a number of high-profile companies to ditch annual appraisals, has made its “Check-in” materials freely available...

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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How to make new performance management models work

12 Dec 2016

New research shows a shift away from traditional performance management processes towards more a more agile, dialogue-based approach, so how...

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Wake up to the link between poor sleep and work performance

1 Dec 2016

Poor sleep and work performance are linked, according to a recent study, backed up by a body of previous findings....

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Why has performance become a dirty word?

17 Nov 2016

The idea of “performance” in the workplace has become tied up with negativity, argues Matt Barker, director of consulting company...

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Andrew Sutherland at Acas is using National Dyslexia Week to call for flexibility in job roles, rather than a rigid approach

National Dyslexia Week: time for employers to celebrate neurodiversity at work

6 Oct 2016

To coincide with National Dyslexia Week, Acas has published research on policies and practices which can help staff with neurological...

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Bevan: "I’m a bit of a cynic about benchmarking. It’s a little like driving a car by looking through the rear-view mirror"

“HR professionals are still the people who tell you that you can’t do something”

7 Sep 2016

Stephen Bevan answers questions on evidence-based HR, perverse performance management and how technology is changing work.

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Top 10 HR questions July 2016: Brexit

2 Aug 2016

As the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU sank in during July, employers began looking...

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How to get it right in the generation game

18 Jul 2016

Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper...

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Lucy Adams: HR must help to restore trust in leaders

24 Jun 2016

HR must play a role in resolving the crisis in trust in leaders, according to former BBC HR director Lucy...

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Employee engagement in a negative culture: how to break down barriers

22 Jun 2016

Tapping into the workforce’s creativity and innovation is one way to engage employees at organisations where it is “trendy to...

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Bosses still being rewarded for underperformance

10 May 2016

Despite falling short of performance expectations, nearly a quarter of managers are still taking home extra pay on top of...

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Arctic Shores managing director Robert Newry collects top prize at disruptHR

HR Tech World’s disruptHR: the ones to watch

23 Mar 2016

For the last three HR Tech World events, Faye Holland has interviewed and assessed dozens of companies who believe they...

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“Now wash your hands”: Three ways to look at employee engagement

17 Feb 2016

We can really over-engineer things in HR. The jargon, the models of engagement, the diagnostics. Are we creating a veneer...

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Performance management and dealing with “career consumers”

4 Feb 2016

With so-called “career consumers” becoming more demanding in terms of their workplace development, managing their performance can be a challenge....

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