New Research on Cutting-Edge Performance Management: What Are We Learning?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Last summer we posted an announcement from Gerry Ledford (one of our profession's leading scholars) introducing a new academic study focused on leading edge performance management practices and an invitation for any qualified organizations to participate. For the past year, I have been leading research on cutting-edge performance management practices at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), University of Southern California.

Eliminating Performance Ratings: 3 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

Lighthouse

He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management. . Nothing causes headaches for HR professionals more than the dreaded annual employee performance rating. Same idea with performance ratings.

How Accenture Eliminated Annual Performance Reviews

Reflektive

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. Accenture will begin implementing a system that allows employees to receive feedback directly from their manager in relation to work completed on a project. Empowerment, Not Comparison.

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Performance Snapshots at Deloitte

Strategic HCM

Buckingham dealt less with the more formal aspects of performance management but it’s this that was covered extensively in the Harvard Business Review. Actual performance accounts for only 21% of the variance. So traditional performance reviews are clearly very unlikely to work.

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