Managing Non Performers

Managing Non Performers

Organizations today focus mostly on managing high performers, probably as a risk mitigation measure. After all, high-performers are considered as the drivers of business and their retention is a high priority for the organization. This blog, however, examines how to manage non-performers which may account for 10-20% of employee strength. Who are non-performers ? Are […]

Performance Appraisal Scores can be DECEPTIVE

Performance Appraisal Scores can be DECEPTIVE

The one positive thing recession has done for organizations is shifting the focus to what really matters when analyzing employee performance. “I think Steve is a great guy.” doesn’t work anymore. It has to be “Look at John’s sales performance report. It says he is doing great job.” The next thing that comes into picture […]

Why employee performance appraisals are ineffective, sometimes?

Why employee performance appraisals are ineffective, sometimes?

One of my HR Community friends, Basheer wrote to me: > Dear Mr. Gireesh , > > When most people consider traditional performance appraisals a time consuming and expensive task, I also believe they are ineffective in the present work culture of organizations. > >I would like to hear from you, better ways to conduct […]

What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?

What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?

When organizing a software training workshop for a major Electric Power Distribution Corporation in New Delhi, I asked Vikram Singh, one of the participating Senior Managers, who has a team size of 150 employees for performance review, “What is the bigger problem when conducting Performance appraisals: managing appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?“. Vikram’s company employs […]