Retaining legacy data in new appraisal system – A Case Study

Retaining legacy data in new appraisal system – A Case Study

This case study discusses the implementation of Empxtrack for a customer who had an existing appraisal system. During the migration to Empxtrack, they also wanted to capture the data from the old system. Since this situation may exist with many companies, we discuss the technical challenges and approach for meeting this time bound task. The […]

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 […]

Utilizing employee performance appraisal systems optimally?

Utilizing employee performance appraisal systems optimally?

In most organizations an employee performance appraisal process runs a few times during the year. If designed appropriately, significantly more information can be captured and analyzed by organizations. This may require some modifications to the appraisal instrument such that it can be used for employee feedback, self development and studying the rating patterns of supervisors […]

Case Study: Performance Management System for Educational Institutions

Case Study: Performance Management System for Educational Institutions

As the need for talented workforce is growing worldwide, so is the need for faculty & staff with requisite skills in the educational institutions to produce the base for generating such a work force. Businesses are continuously demanding fresh talent which can meet challenges of twenty-first century through innovative and out-of-the box thinking. Business leaders […]

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?

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?

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 […]

Ten tips for downsizing with grace in difficult economic times

Difficult economic times require tough calls, and, downsizing is one of the most difficult decisions that a company can take. Though downsizing is the most hated task; it is a necessary evil when looking to save a company during an economic collapse. With some effort, organizations can minimize the effect of downsizing on their employees. […]

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

Definition of a Performance-Driven Culture According to a Gartner lexicon, performance-driven culture is a management style that looks at creating a balance between focusing on financial measures, and use of leading performance indicators and weak signals, to drive better business outcomes. Efficient leaders will seek to create a performance-driven culture, in which your business strategies will […]