Performance Management Might Change But It’s Not Going Away

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If there was one term that dominated the workplace conversation in 2016 it was the “performance appraisal.” The performance review hasn’t changed for decades. That being said, there are some pieces of the performance management process that still perform a valuable function. In fact, it possible that there’s nothing wrong with certain components of performance management…except that we’ve strayed away from using appraisals in the way they were intended.

Performance Reviews Are a Process Not an Event

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end talent management solutions. SilkRoad hosts a virtual book club – just sign up and receive access to over 30 chapters from popular talent management topics. In Steve Boese’s “ What’s in Store for HR Tech for 2016 ”, top on the list was rethinking performance management. Performance feedback is absolutely necessary.

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I have several events on the calendar already where I’ll be speaking (such as the HRPA Conference January in Toronto and the HR Conference Cruise in February, and about half a dozen others), but if you’re reading this and enjoy the kinds of things that I share here on the blog and you also have responsibilities for planning events in 2018, I’d love to speak at your conference! Webinar: Using Talent Mobility for Engagement and Performance.

The Capabilities of HR Technology – Ask #HR Bartender

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I would like to find out what kind of technology is available for new employees in terms of helping them adjust to their job, work environment, and manager. To help us sift through what HR technology exists, I asked Amber Hyatt, SPHR, director of product marketing at SilkRoad to share her expertise. SilkRoad is a leading provider of cloud-based, human resources solutions. This is also a great way to highlight upcoming company events that serve the community.

4 Innovation Success Stories for HR Leaders


During the recent SilkRoad Connections event in San Antonio, my goal was to give the audience more hope in their future. To that end, we ran several innovation-focused “hackathon” workshops during the event to help participants stretch their creative muscles. The goal was to improve the results of their HR and talent processes, and there wasn’t a single team that participated in the event that walked away empty-handed. Hack #4: Streamlined Performance Management.

Beacon Communities Says Death to the Performance Review


Scores and numbers are the downfalls of the performance review process according to Jess Molson and Chris Salamanis from Beacon Communities. Boston-based Beacon Communities is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multi-family housing. Performance reviews have long been on the proverbial death watch in organizations. Revamping the organization’s performance review process isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

HR TechStack – Onboarding Softwares


New employee onboarding is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly. In Fortune 500 companies, it has been estimated that 500,000 new managers transition into new roles or companies each year. Managers begin new jobs every 2 to 4 years on average. Offer task tracking for new-hire activities such as training or new-hire events. SilkRoad. Paycor Perform.