Performance Management 2.0: Improving Your Employee Motivation Strategy

15Five

How do you address employees who aren’t performing? I joined 15Five’s Director of People Science, Courtney Bigony and Chief Culture Officer, Shane Metcalf, in a recent webinar where we addressed ratings and compensation as they relate to performance reviews.

Progressive Performance Management: Why Your Employee Compensation Strategy Is Holding You Back

15Five

The Annual Performance Review is Dead! One of the main issues that HR leaders face when considering a progressive performance management program is how to revamp their employee compensation strategy. and Performance Management 2.0. (PM

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Quick Reminder on Performance Management Effectiveness

Compensation Cafe

I recently ran into a study on effective performance management practices that I want to share with you. Not because it says anything really new, but because it does a great job on focus and insight, attributes we can all use when it comes to performance management.

6 Ways Incentive Plans are Like COVID-19 Planning

Compensation Cafe

Comparing incentive plans to a pandemic response seems like a stretch, but great incentive plans are all about stretching. Stretching company performance. Every good incentive plan project starts with a simple question.

The Dark Side of Incentives

Compensation Cafe

When describing their annual incentive plan (STI) most organizations will highlight to eligible employees the upside reward opportunities provided by the plan. That is, the better your personal performance the greater the reward.

Behavior Bonus: Performance Enablement

Kazoo

While the Kazoo Employee Experience platform is primarily driven by spontaneous, timely employee recognition — some employees want specific incentives and directions for their behavior. This is where our Behavior Bonus functionality comes in. Using Incentives for Performance Enablement.

When Incentive Pay Goes Rogue!

Compensation Cafe

A friend of mine likes to say: “It’s not that incentive pay doesn’t work well, it’s that it works TOO well. 5,300 professionals and managers fired. Where was the team whose counter-incentive plan was based on finding and correcting fraudulent activity on the part of plan participants?

5 Lessons from Glittery Smelly Incentive Plan Mistakes

Compensation Cafe

It turns out that incentive compensation doesn’t just work, it can work too well at motivating the wrong behaviors. Make sure you design your incentive plan to reduce the possibility and rewards for cheating. Incentive plans are difficult to get perfect.

The Real Cost of Mismanaged Incentives: Wells Fargo

Compensation Cafe

Today is a steaming jolt of quadruple espresso in response to the Wells Fargo incentive pay mess. If you have been under a log for a couple of weeks, please start by reading a couple of earlier Compensation Café Articles (my own When Incentive Pay Goes Rogue!

A New Grad Schools Us on Performance Management

Compensation Cafe

When we make performance management purely rules-based the people who score best are often those who are the best at following the rules, not the best at building company value. Lately it seems like many companies are considering getting rid of performance review scores altogether.

Do Your Incentive Plans Motivate Choking?

Compensation Cafe

Could it be that we are designing and communicating incentives for our highest performance all wrong? This study specifically looked at the impact of incentives on motor and neurological performance in high-pressure situations.

Cafe Classic: Don't Blame Incentives

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Incentives are a tool. Incentives are not the cause of bad reinforcement programs, any more than forests should be blamed for the existence of warfare. Because incentives are powerful, they should be designed and implemented with great care.

Rewarding Today's Unsung Heroes: Could a "Viral" Bonus Plan Work for You?

Compensation Force

While the details on the ground at IGN Entertainment may have changed since then, their inspired peer-to-peer bonus plan brings us a great example of how we might engage employees in rewarding the heroic actions of their peers during our challenging times today. This post first ran in 2011.

Everyone Gets a $100,000 bonus!

Compensation Cafe

When 1,380 employees got a $100,000 bonus each, the story should have made headlines everywhere. The brilliant bonus decision was a wonderful example of a corporation that cares deeply about its employees.

An Unpopular Sales Incentive Plan Design Fiasco

Compensation Cafe

The new sales incentive plan was not well received. All the worldwide regional managers in the audience spoke up in loud protest when it was announced at the global sales conference. corporate execs were not about to allow any misstep that would upset the divisional sales managers.

3 Performance Management Best Practices for Healthcare

Precheck

3 Performance Management Best Practices for Healthcare Sep. Too often healthcare workers are simply told “you need to do the following 25 things,” says John Lutz, Principal at ECG Management Consultants , consistently rated as one of the top healthcare consultancies in the U.S.

Excessively Successful Incentives

Compensation Cafe

The only thing worse than an incentive that doesn’t work is one that works all too well. Wells Fargo is just the latest company to be ethically embarrassed and financially distressed by a fiasco involving excessively motivational incentives.

Are You Thinking About Your Performance Management System Too Narrowly?

ATD Human Capital

Performance management system failure most often comes down to a lack of clear purpose. However, a lack of alignment can also derail performance management systems. Is Performance Management Aligned? Managers are usually on the hot seat for failures.

Money for Motivation: How Incentive Based Pay Works

UpstartHR

Even small companies ( I’m looking at you, Mr/Ms HR Manager of a company with less than 250 employees ) can incorporate these elements into their compensation planning without too much stress. Here are a few: Bonuses. Group incentives. This Hinges on Performance.

The Time is Now. Compensation Pros Must Rise to the Challenge.

Compensation Cafe

When the vast majority of companies have incentive programs that look very similar, but prospects that look far different, we must consider whether “market data” truly reflects our markets. Do your incentive plans promote the decisions, behaviors, and actions that truly define your success?

17 Words About Incentive Pay

Compensation Cafe

The 17 words listed align incredibly well with common incentive plan designs. A quick review of incentive pay basics. This is another situation where many people would be very disappointed if they didn’t “get their bonus.”

Cafe Classic: A Few Things Economists Would Like Compensation to Know

Compensation Cafe

concepts like performance appraisal practices, bonus allocation, merit increase awards, high potential selection and, well, most of the things that we spend our time on. Performance management is the first thing that comes to mind.

Performance Management In The Post-Rating Era – Quo Vadis?

SuccessFactors

If this culture is to remain intact – in the form of pay-for-performance, for example – how will salary and career development decisions be taken if ratings are no longer used? Delegating these decisions to individual managers or to some machine-based algorithms is not the answer.

Singing, Dancing and Posing: Aligning Incentives, Performance Metrics and Strategic Objectives

Compensation Cafe

How clear is the line of sight between your performance pay programs, strategically linked performance metrics and the organizational strategy? Managers will receive bonuses tied directly to their survey scores. Image courtesy of Electronic Arts.

Cafe Classic: Scenario Planning and Reward Design in an Uncertain World

Compensation Cafe

From the article: Trying to gain a better understanding of the trends shaping the competitive environment has always been critical for managers. What might the possible scenarios mean for how we manage and reward our employees?

Why the Best Employee Incentive Programs Succeed

Kazoo

If you want to put one of best employee incentive programs in your workplace, you might need to step out of your own comfort zone and move away from cash rewards. Traditionally, employee incentives programs use cash rewards tied to a specific individual achievement. A bonus.

9 Ways to Create the Best Possible Employee Incentive Options

Kazoo

As an employee incentive, cash isn’t king. As part of Kazoo’s research on rewards and recognition systems that work, we uncovered how to make employee incentives effective. Here are nine ways to create the best possible employee incentive options at your company.

Incentive Compensation Management Software

HRsoft

Incentive compensation planning takes the concept a step further. Incentive Compensation is variable pay that is given to deserving candidates for exceptional performance. When done right, incentive compensation: Pushes all employees to give their very best.

Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. Talent and performance management are some of the most important and rigorous tasks any HR professional has to deal with. Managing Shortages. HR manager.

Cafe Classic: Crisis Can Open Door to New & Improved Programs, But Mind the Gap!

Compensation Cafe

Ann Bares is the Founder and Editor of Compensation Café, Author of Compensation Force and Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group LLC , where she provides compensation consulting and survey administration services to a wide range of client organizations.

Cafe Classic: The Truth About Great Compensation Design

Compensation Cafe

Great managers are exquisitely rare. Poor managers cost your company a lot of money. A few managers can become better at managing through coaching and development. Gallup finds that great managers have the following talents. Editor's Note: The truth hurts.

Heed These 5 Performance Management Realities—Before It’s Too Late!

Reviewsnap

Previously, we wrote about the pressing need to solve the performance management puzzle that baffles so many of our organizations. To “solve” performance management, we not only need to address each piece of the puzzle but we also must come to terms with a new set of realities. Here are five of the most critical new realities that, once embraced, will help us all solve the performance management puzzle: 1.

3 Practices for Effective Bonus Administration

HRsoft

When executed effectively, bonus administration can incentivize improved performance. However, mastering bonus pay isn’t always easy. Every organization is different, so the bonus program that works in one company may not be ideal for yours.

Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Compensation Cafe

Bonuses are paid, last year's results are old news and grand plans for this year have been signed, sealed and delivered. Run your bonus plan(s)through the washer periodically. Wouldn't it be great to share your key dates for performance management, salary discussions etc.

Cafe Classic: Putting on Your Explorer Cap via Appreciative Inquiry for the Compensation Pro

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: More than a few of us number nerds populating the field of compensation have a Classic deficit in the soft skills required to constructively explore and understand the territory and circumstances surrounding employee and organizational performance. .