emPerform Staff Picks! Top Posts from 2018

Must-Read Posts Recommended by the emPerform Team

As we say goodbye to 2018 and look ahead to the New Year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the many great resources and posts shared this year. We roped in a few emPerform team members to submit their picks and recommendations.



Rebecca’s Pick – How to Create Effective Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) That Drive Success



“People are often focused on the classic annual review process but other year-round employee development tools are often overlooked, including performance improvement plans. I found this blog post very helpful as it gives hands-on tips on how to effectively use PIPs (plus the sample template is an extra bonus!)” Rebecca Simon – emPerform Solution Specialist



Lokmane’s Pick – 6 Tips for Keeping Your Star Employees from Burning Out




“Retaining high performing employees is crucial to the success of any team. One of the main reasons top performers quit is due to being overworked and under-developed or under-appreciated. This post offers some food for thought on how to ensure star employees are happy, healthy, and feel valued.”  Lokmane Bensaci – emPerform Implementation Consultant



Natalie’s Pick – Performance Rating Scale Guidebook




“Rating scales are often overlooked but they are vital. This is a quick read with LOADS of practical how-to’s for creating rating scales that actually add value to performance reviews!”  Natalie TrudelemPerform Marketing Manager



Ben’s Pick – State of Performance Management 2018 Report




“The current performance management landscape and best practices are always changing. This report quickly provides valuable insights into the direction performance management is heading for 2018 and 2019. Lovely infographic as well.” Ben MitchellemPerform Implementation Consultant



John’s Pick – Using Project-Based Reviews to Create a Culture of Ongoing Performance Management



“Project cycles rarely align with company review processes – hence the importance of establishing formal opportunities for project feedback and development discussions with employees. This post does a great job of outlining the important of project-based reviews, but also highlights the many possibilities of on-demand forms and other ways companies can start thinking about ongoing performance management.” John Smith – emPerform Director, Enterprise Business Solutions



Swetha’s Pick – Addressing the 3 P’s of Effective Performance Management



“We gets calls every day from companies looking to create value in their performance management process – but they don’t know where to start. This post offers a comprehensive and practical guide to adding value to performance management by considering the most important aspects of it: people, process, and purpose. “ Swetha Atluri – emPerform Business Solutions Consultant



Be sure to take advantage of the many great resources available to you from emPerform for modernizing your performance management strategy.