How to Avoid Manager Bias from Performance Appraisals?

How to Avoid Manager Bias from Performance Appraisals?

Performance Appraisals are conducted to evaluate employee performance, identify skill development needs and recognize valuable contribution of the top performers. Using a standard rating criterion in performance evaluation ensures fairness in the process. Impact of Rating Patterns of Managers in Performance Appraisals During performance reviews, every manager uniquely evaluates and scores employees on multiple performance […]

Is U.S. Presidential Election Affecting your Workforce Productivity?

Is U.S. Presidential Election Affecting your Workforce Productivity?

Getting daily coverage of 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from different forms of media has already created havoc in the HR departments of thousands of organizations. You must be wondering ‘HOW?’ According to a poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of American Psychological Association, 52% Americans accepted that Presidential Election has become a significant source […]

Why U.S. Companies are Losing Faith in Traditional Performance Reviews

Why U.S. Companies are Losing Faith in Traditional Performance Reviews

Go on the Google search bar and type “Performance Reviews”, you will come across several stories of multinational companies eliminating annual performance reviews. A report published by Bersin by Deloitte stated that, only 8% of companies in their survey reported their performance management process drove high levels of value. 58% felt their process was not […]

Is your Performance Management too Complex? Empxtrack can Simplify it!

Is your Performance Management too Complex? Empxtrack can Simplify it!

As stated by Wikipedia, “Employee performance management process includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. The process helps focus on performance of the organization, department, employee, or even the various processes that are a part of the organizations business. A well-defined performance management enables an organization […]

Set, Monitor & Track SMART Goals Easily, Like Never Before!

Set, Monitor & Track SMART Goals Easily, Like Never Before!

Good spirit, strength and success of a true achiever lie in prudent goal setting. ” Walt Disney needs no introduction. Do you know he was rejected from his first job (or I should rather say fired) because his supervisor claimed that he lacked creative imagination? Not only this, but his idea of opening theme park […]

How to Easily Conduct 180 or 360 Degree Performance Appraisals? Use HR Tools.

How to Easily Conduct 180 or 360 Degree Performance Appraisals? Use HR Tools.

Employee performance appraisals are now universally conducted, considering to be the most important channel, to provide feedback to employees on their past performance. Precisely, the appraisals are the significant opportunities for managers when they can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their team members and guide them to develop extraordinary skills to excel professionally. Since […]

What Competencies are most used across Performance Appraisals?

What Competencies are most used across Performance Appraisals?

Our customers often ask “What key competencies should we use during the design of a Performance Appraisal System?” Using data for over 110,000 appraisals, we could quickly identify over 800 competencies that were being used. Since this was a large set, we used the SHRM Leadership Competencies to group these into 3 categories and 20 […]

Use Empxtrack to Assist Managers to Conduct Effective Performance Appraisal Feedback

Use Empxtrack to Assist Managers to Conduct Effective Performance Appraisal Feedback

In our earlier blog – Use Empxtrack to Quickly Complete Employee Evaluation, we had seen how Empxtrack Performance management modules assist managers to complete performance appraisals quickly. In this blog we discuss how Empxtrack Performance Appraisal module assists managers to conduct an effective feedback session. How Empxtrack assist managers to conduct effective feedback sessions Some […]

Utilizing annual performance appraisal for organization development

Utilizing annual performance appraisal for organization development

Overview: For organizational development & growth, human resources are the key contributors. Mature organizations utilize the Performance Appraisal Process to gather information for the launch of OD initiatives. They are aware that the annual appraisal process is not merely for generating increment letters, but it helps in many other ways. This article discusses the strategic […]

Want Motivated Employees to go the Extra Mile?  Use Rewards and Recognitions

Want Motivated Employees to go the Extra Mile? Use Rewards and Recognitions

Remember the last time someone told you “Job well done!”. Didn’t it feel great? Sincere and honest praise of your work makes you feel good about yourself and your work. Successful leaders use rewards and recognitions effectively to motivate their subordinates. The recognition of performance motivates the employees, helps them to take pride in their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

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 […]