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Fewer Than Half Of Employees Know If They're Doing A Good Job

One of our recent studies asked more than 30,000 employees to rate the statement “I know whether my performance is where it should be.” In an ideal world, every person in every job would say ‘I always know!’ But that’s not what I found.  Just look at this chart...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 September, 2016 Leadership Skills, Performance Appraisal, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

Don't Say 'Great Job' To Your High Performers

High performers need positive feedback; they do a great job and they should have that acknowledged. However, phrases like “great job” or “nice work” are so vague as to be virtually useless. And in some cases, they may even do harm.
Let’s imagine that one of your high performers just did a great job on a report. What made their work great? Well, perhaps they got it done three days ahead of schedule. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 September, 2016 Forbes, Performance Appraisal | 0 comments | Read more →

Skip Your Low Performers When Starting Performance Appraisals

Performance ReviewWhatever you call them, performance appraisals (or employee evaluations or annual reviews) are painful. But our high performers aren’t making these events strenuous; it’s our low performers that make us dread these conversations.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 21 September, 2016 Forbes, Performance Appraisal | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Talented Terrors

Talented TerrorsThere is no such thing as a high performer with a bad attitude. When we talk about dealing with difficult people, think of performance as having two major components: Skills and Attitude. Now here's somebody that has great skills and a great attitude, this is a high performer. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 September, 2016 Hiring for Attitude, Performance Appraisal, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Say 'Thank You' To Your High Performers During Performance Reviews

Here's a frightening statistic: Only 14% of employees think that performance appraisals are useful! And high performers are especially unhappy with their reviews.

Why? Because most managers don't offer even a simple 'thank you' to their high performers. And if they do say 'thank you' it's usually vague nonsense like 'nice job' or something equally non-specific.

So this 2-minute video below shows you a very simple (but powerful) way to say 'thank you' to your high and middle performers in their next performance review.  This video is a clip from my webinar last month called Taking The Pain Out Of Performance Reviews. And it was so popular that I’m doing it again live on Friday.

Here’s a link to get your spot for Friday's live webinar Taking The Pain Out Of Performance Reviews.

 

Here’s a link to get your spot for Friday's live webinar Taking The Pain Out Of Performance Reviews.

Our renowned research on performance management has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, HR Executive, Talent Management, and more. And on this webinar, we’ll show you the latest techniques for taking the pain out of performance reviews.

LEARN MORE HERE

Posted by Mark Murphy on 07 March, 2016 Performance Appraisal, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

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