What GE, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft Have in Common
AUGUST 18, 2015
by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! More and more companies are turning a critical eye on the traditional annual performance review process as the primary means for employee feedback. This month, Derek Irvine (our chief blogger here on Recognize This! wrote a couple of posts on Compensation Café about decoupling pay from the performance review process. How does this new approach work at GE?
Why HR Is Obsessed With Employee Performance Check-Ins
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Adobe’s evolved performance management program is aptly named the Check-in. Adobe does not require check-ins to follow specific time frame, but allows the process to be fully manager-driven. Performance Management adobe check in employee check in performanceThink about the feelings the name evokes, especially compared to its predecessor, the performance review.
The 8 Fatal Flaws of Performance Management
TLNT: The Business of HR
MARCH 30, 2016
Adobe did it. Gap, Netflix, and GE are doing it. Best Practices Evaluations, Reviews & Appraisal Forced Ranking HR Communications HR Insights HR Management Organizational Leadership Performance & Personality Performance Management Talent Management Featured
Adobe Document Cloud for HR Efficiency
APRIL 6, 2016
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The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are
4 Reasons to Replace Performance Reviews With Frequent Feedback
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
As those of us in the HR space know, there’s been a revolution brewing for a while, with companies like Deloitte, Microsoft, Adobe, and Accenture doing away with their review systems, well before the end of last […] Source. 2016 might be remembered as the year we heard the death rattle of the traditional annual performance review. HR 360 degree feedback feedback one-on-one performance reviews
How to Leverage Learning and Development to Improve Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Following, we have pulled a few highlights from the article to help you gain some inspiration for your business: Adobe’s focus on quality content. Adobe focuses on learning and development opportunities through its Learning@Adobe program. With the use of their own product, Adobe Connect, and other resources, they are able to offer a wide portfolio of e-learning tools.
How To Create A Structure For Unstructured Innovation
JANUARY 25, 2017
An important aspect of each of these examples is that the business not only gives its employees time to work on these projects, but also provides them with innovation frameworks, and in Adobe’s case, also with some basic funding to do research and prototyping. The need for innovation has never been more acute for businesses than it is today. Disruptive innovations. Sustainable innovations.
The Importance of Employee Appraisals
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
GE, Adobe and Deloitte recently announced they are abandoning their performance reviews for more one-on-one interactions. Though they will continue to do annual or bi-annual compensation and promotion processes, they want to move towards more ongoing discussions and feedback with employees. Following suit are the likes of Microsoft, Dell, Accenture and New York Life. Why … Continue reading The Importance of Employee Appraisals. The post The Importance of Employee Appraisals appeared first on Reviewsnap. Employee Appraisals
Are Annual Performance Appraisals Enough?
MARCH 9, 2017
Other prominent organizations, such as Microsoft and Adobe , have also chosen to conduct assessments that are more consistent, in hopes of improving employee engagement and satisfaction. The VP of HR for Adobe referred to annual appraisals as “a process that looks in the rear-view mirror, that’s focused on what you’ve done a year ago. Every organization has its own views and opinions on performance appraisals, how frequently they should be performed, and if they’re even effective in today’s modern workplace. Backward-Looking Performance Appraisal Processes. Workforce Management
Something to Cry About—25% of Employees Have Left a Performance Review Crying
HR Daily Advisor
JANUARY 30, 2017
A recent Adobe survey has found that 25% of employees have left a performance review in tears. According to Global News in Canada , Donna Morris—executive vice president of Customer and Employee Experience at Adobe—says, “The findings from this survey show how time consuming, cumbersome[,] and demotivating performance reviews are for many employees.”. says. “In
3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review
Halogen Talent Managment
JANUARY 8, 2016
The decision made by several big name companies like Adobe, GE, and Accenture to ditch their annual reviews made a big public splash and got many HR professionals wondering… is time to follow suit? The death of the annual performance review was a hot topic in 2015. Anita Bowness shares her take on why the annual performance review isn’t really dead – just the old way of thinking about it i
This may surprise you: How much employees hate traditional performance reviews
JANUARY 25, 2017
In a recent survey by Adobe , 22% of employees admitted to crying as a result of a performance review. Adobe collected responses from 1,500 office workers. For a visual representation of some of Adobe’s findings, check out the its infographic below: Source: Adobe. Who’s crying? Driving talent away. 28% of women said they’d switch jobs.
3 Ways to Fix Performance Management
DECEMBER 8, 2015
This jaw-dropping inefficiency led Adobe to revamp their performance review process in 2012, swapping out their annual review process with a new system called Check-In, which promotes a disciplined process for setting clear expectations and goals and exchanging frequent feedback based on the expectations. The explosion of communication channels and tools are shaking up organizations.
4 Customer Service Trends That Set Companies Apart
JULY 6, 2016
Let’s say you buy a copy of Adobe Photoshop and aren’t sure how certain functions work in the newest version. You could contact Adobe directly and ask a representative for help, but most people will simply turn to YouTube in the hopes of finding a tutorial to walk through and solve their dilemma. Do your customer service reps set you apart from your competition?
Intrapreneurship: From Out-of-the-Box Thinking To Strategic Opportunity
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Balmaekers explained, “Adobe’s Kickbox program is an excellent example of what happens when intrapreneurship is nurtured. Mark Randall, VP of Creativity at Adobe, introduced this internal program to empower potential innovators within the company who might otherwise shy away from the confines of traditional processes, bureaucratic vetting, and established cultural paradigms.”.
4 Links to inspire innovation during employee appreciation week—and all year long
MARCH 2, 2015
How Adobe kickstarts innovation from its employees – Fortune. Innovation is all around us, yet it’s not always so easy to uncover. Organizations have the opportunity every day to promote a culture of recognition and inspire innovation from employees. How the Post-it note could become the latest innovation technology – Fast Company.
$415 Million Settlement Proposed to Settle Anti-Poaching Suit
TLNT: The Business of HR
JANUARY 19, 2015
Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems agreed to the amount in a court filing yesterday. A $415 million settlement proposed by four tech giants could become one of the largest anti-poaching awards if a federal judge approves. A previous offer of almost $325 million was rejected last summer by the judge in the class action case, which was filed in 2011. more…).
7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017
MARCH 21, 2017
Over the past few years we have seen giants like Adobe, GE, and Microsoft make these transformations and that trend will likely continue. It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. Click To Tweet.
Work/Life ‘Innovation’ in the Valley
HRE's The Leader Board
APRIL 9, 2015
Indeed, representatives from Adobe, Yahoo! But that said, it’s clearly something companies such as Adobe, Yahoo! based Adobe Systems, “people were not taking time-off. In response, Garcia said, Adobe revisited its program and implemented an unlimited time-off program. Adobe’s policy states …. “. Adobe also has instituted summer breaks. “We exempt U.S.
How Accenture Eliminated Annual Performance Reviews
JANUARY 6, 2016
Accenture is the latest to join the crop of organizations including Adobe, Microsoft, and Deloitte, that have all moved away from traditional performance reviews, all of which are leading the revolution towards a more engaged workforce. . As one of the largest global organizations that employs thousands upon thousands of employees, Accenture has a tough challenge: it’s essential to have an effective performance evaluation system in place, but it’s also tremendously challenging to make any changes or updates once a system is in place. Real-Time Feedback, Not Annual Feedback.
CHART OF THE DAY: All the places you can't stop emailing
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Today's CHART OF THE DAY comes to us courtesy of the folks at Adobe, who recently shared some results from their second annual consumer email survey. Per the Adobe survey, the typical white collar worker is spending 17% more time on email compared to last year, and despite this increase in time spent with email, (and email volume), almost half of all workers expect a response to a work-related email in less than one hour. As you may have already expected, after taking a side-eyed glance at your out of control Inbox, our collective Inbox is , well, out of control. Gross.
R.I.P. Annual Performance Review. Now what?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Adobe : SHRM recently covered the shift at Adobe from an annual forced ranking to “more-frequent, informal conversations between managers and employees—minus the annual ratings.” Why @generalelectric, @microsoft, @adobe, and @google ditched annual performance reviews Click To Tweet. They would likely be fired for incompetence. Fortunately, that’s changing. Psychological impact.
IBM Is Shifting Performance Reviews to Real-Time Feedback
JUNE 2, 2016
IBM joins GE , Adobe and Accenture in the shift from annual performance reviews. In the past few years, IBM has evolved from a hardware leader to an innovator in cloud-based software. Developing the talents of its more than 377,000 employees through this change is now a focus and starting last summer, the company set out to replace annual performance reviews with something better. The existing system was in place for more than a decade, and was called Personal Business Commitments. Changing the System. To replace annual reviews, IBM looked to employees. IBM’s New Application.
Is Your Performance Management System Designed for Organizational Success?
ATD Human Capital
MARCH 2, 2016
Morris of Adobe says the company has not moved away from performance-driven rewards, but rather away from rewards based on rankings and ratings. After revamping its performance management system, Adobe now relies on managers to make judgments, based on budgets, about how to allocate compensation. ACE and Performance Management. This is both an emotional and intellectual issue.
Goldman Sachs Will Keep Performance Reviews, But Do Away With Ratings
JUNE 7, 2016
Adobe and Microsoft, who have announced they no longer rate employees in performance appraisals, Goldman Sachs told employees it would remove the nine-point rating scale from its annual performance review. Following the example of Gap Inc., The review would also move up to the summer instead of fall, to give employees more time to improve before bonuses are decided. But without ratings — used to determine bonuses and the bottom 5 percent of workers who would be cut to make way for new hires — how will the bank make these quantitative decisions?
Why Businesses Must Self-Disrupt to Thrive in the Digital Age
JULY 19, 2016
Adobe is a classic example of a business looking disruption straight in the eye. The old model was preventing Adobe from keeping its product, and more importantly customers, up-to-date with the most innovative software tools for their work. As Dan Cohen, vice president, Adobe, explained to McKinsey , “Moving to the cloud affected how we engineered the products, our operations, and our go-to-market and business models. Ten years ago, not many people could say they saw the taxi or hotel businesses as ripe for innovation. I know I couldn’t. They don’t own vehicles or hotels.
You’re Not Leveraging Your Biggest Marketing Asset – Here’s Why
JULY 16, 2015
Adobe. Adobe is an amazing example of a company that gets social media right. A case study that was done on Adobe in mid-2014 found that: Social media influences 20% of subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud. A greater percentage of Adobe employees are sharing content about Adobe on Twitter than any other tech brand in the world. Nokia. Be transparent.
The Rise of The Employee Experience - DecisionWise
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Here are several examples: Donna Morris, EVP Customer and Employee Experience at Adobe. Try this experiment. Go to LinkedIn and type in “Employee Experience” in the search bar. As of November 29, 2016, I found: 5,293 people with “Employee Experience” in their title. 2,756 jobs are available with the term “Employee Experience” in the title. 2,379,510 results appear for LinkedIn posts with the term “Employee Experience”. 6 groups with “Employee Experience” in the name- the most popular one has 879 members. Malcolm Berkley, Vice President, Global Employee Experience at UPS.
You (Don't) Have The Right To Disconnect
JANUARY 19, 2017
According to a survey conducted by Adobe Systems, 87% of respondents admitted that they looked at business emails outside of working hours. Christine Naragon , of Adobe Systems, said "Americans are so concerned about keeping in touch they monitor emails around the clock, in socially unacceptable settings and during potentially dangerous times." The typical respondent spent 3.2
How 13 organizations climbed the best employers lists
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Culture Amp Customer spotlight: Adobe Adobe’s dedication to employee engagement is recognized by their placement in the top ten employers in Glassdoor’s Employee Choice Awards. Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has featured on Glassdoor’s highest-rated CEOs list for two years. Achieving awards sends a powerful message to candidates. Bain and Company Receiving 4.8 With a 4.3
5 Reasons To Ditch Performance Reviews In 2017
DECEMBER 30, 2016
The first big firm to drop them was Kelly Services, back in 2011, then came Adobe, and so on. If you’re a manager, or you’re in HR, or both, you probably don’t have time to read an article warning against end-of-the-year performance reviews—you’re too busy doing them. So here’s a suggestion: Read this, mull it over, and add it to next year’s to-don’t list. They’re not written in stone.
18 Popular Articles for Strategic HR Pros: Your Back-to-Work Reading List
AUGUST 28, 2015
How Adobe Keeps Key Employees from Quitting , by Anne Fischer, Fortune columnist, Fortune.com. Amazon’s alleged “bruising workplace.” Walmart’s boost to its minimum wage. Google’s focus on diversity. HR topics like workplace culture, compensation, and diversity often go viral. But what about less “Hollywood” topics that are keeping HR and business leaders up at night? Retaining Top Talent.
Study of Cutting Edge Performance Management Practices
AUGUST 23, 2015
Adobe, Microsoft, G.E., Editor's Note: The practice of performance management is evolving quickly. We are pleased to feature this announcement from Gerry Ledford, one of our profession's leading scholars, introducing a new academic study focused on leading edge performance management practices. . I am leading a major study on cutting edge performance management at the Center for Effective Organizations, working with Ed Lawler and George Benson. WorldatWork is funding the project. We are studying companies that are using one or more of three practices: . Ratingless appraisal. Thanks!
Transforming Performance Management for Increased Agility
JULY 26, 2016
Adobe is an example. Adobe says that change has created a 30 percent reduction in voluntary turnover. (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions. They were named a winner in HRO Today’s annual “ TekTonic Awards for excellence in HRMS Suites. Congrats to them! Enjoy the post.). Globalization.
The Best Employee Engagement Ideas Come from Empowered People
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Adobe – This company is known for their creative products, but they’re also known for giving their employees free rein to create. And, if an Adobe employee has a really great idea, they can receive a patent and earn an award bonus for their creation at the annual banquet. Our Employee Engagement surveys are purposefully short and simple. What’s their secret? and celebrate successes.