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.

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.

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

Performance Management Disrupted: Empowering Individuals and Teams to Do Their Best

Bersin with Deloitte

Over the last 20 years, organizations have redesigned, reworked, and revamped performance management time and time again. They’ve tried different rating models, feedback tools, manager coaching, recognition programs, continuous performance management, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Meet the Demand for Better Government Performance Management

AvilarHR

It’s no secret that federal government has a troubling and long-standing reputation for low employee satisfaction, engagement and performance. Why is the President’s statement causing a stir in public sector management? How Performance Management Systems Can Help.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Cafe Classic: To Innovate in Rewards, Get Outside the Rewards Profession

Compensation Cafe

Which means that disruptive change, innovations that move the field of play and introduce new compensation management solutions, might likely originate outside our profession. Editor's Note: Because innovation is messy and irritating, and because we like to ruffle feathers here at the Cafe.

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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.

Thank You for 10, 360 and 180,000 Reasons

Compensation Cafe

First, I think we all want to be better and perform at our potential. He works as Managing Consultant for FutureSense. He has three metaphors for every occasion and is a leading expert on incentive plan and equity compensation issues. This post is about recognition.

Compensation Dentistry (part 1)

Compensation Cafe

Annual and long-term incentive plans are often not as well cared for. They just exist and perform as designed and we may not dig back into them more than every couple or three years. Other times we have been warned by managers or staff that a program is ineffective, or worse.

Can Employee Retention Be a Double Edged Sword?

Compensation Force

Others will discover that employees with outdated skills who may be unable or unwilling to meet changing role expectations, and who are now paid at above-market levels, may have scarce incentive to move on and little motivation to upgrade their capabilities.

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.

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.

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. .

Cafe Classic: On Paying People to Overcome Hurdles the Organization Puts in Front of Them

Compensation Cafe

Screwy organization structure, reporting relationships, job design and policies and procedures (to name a few) create such issues that leadership is "forced" to request your assistance in designing an incentive plan to fix the resulting problems. Hint: Incentive pay may not be the answer.).

You ARE Being Replaced by AI

Compensation Cafe

At offices around the world hiring managers and HR Business Partners go through their days stunned but resolute. We calculate that these will return exactly 150% of the individual’s base pay over the next four years given optimal performance and no glitches in the matrix.”.

Solid Reasons to Start Communication Planning in August

Compensation Cafe

If you are going to make sure your compensation and performance management programs are procedurally fair , you've got research, analysis and strategy development to complete. Managers are more likely to support employee focus groups when they are in an August frame of mind, as well.

Mid-Career Hires Are Tricky

Compensation Cafe

Performance management creates a constricted atmosphere that just doesn't work in this situation. And whose performance is -- yes -- being watched closely by your team. Incentives. Base Salaries Compensation Communication Incentives/Bonuses Performance Management

5 Ways to Fight the "Peanut Butter" Syndrome

Compensation Cafe

When it's time to link salary increases to performance ratings, the famous "peanut butter" syndrome comes to mind. You know, the one where you give managers a merit budget to allocate. These are often the same managers who are paying employees more than range maximum.

Are HR and Employees in a Dysfunctional, Codependent Relationship?

Compensation Cafe

HR feels like their job is to solve the problems of employees and managers. How often does HR intervene to take over the role of the manager? Employees feel like everything bad that happens is someone else’s fault – HR’s, Management’s, the clients, the market.

What Is Short Term Incentive Administration?

HRsoft

Short term incentive administration refers to the awards given in a time period of up to one year. Which Outcomes Do Short Term Incentives Support? According to research conducted by Mercer , metrics like revenue and operating incomes are typically the basis for short term incentives.

Cafe Classic: Stop Spreading the Peanut Butter and Start Feeding the Eagles

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Classic insights - and some great quotes - on risk aversity versus risk leveraging in pay management via Jacque Vilet. " Just as top management finds it critical to balance the risk and reward of their strategic decisions, HR also needs to incorporate risk into their thinking.