There is no question that the focus of performance management has shifted over the years from a traditional once-a-year sit-down with a manager to a more ongoing process where touch-points occur regularly and from multiple sources. The purpose is to increase the frequency, source and timeliness of feedback so employees can be acknowledged and developed […]

About the Author: Our guest author is long-time emPerform partner, Marnie Green. Marnie is Principal Consultant of the Management Education Group, Inc. and is a leading expert in the management of public sector employees.  Her books, Painless Performance Evaluations and Painless Performance Conversations, are used worldwide by federal, state, and local government leaders.  Learn more […]

The HR press is filled with stories of companies that are abandoning their traditional Performance Management processes. But are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? Don’t Ditch that Performance Review – Reclaim it! Join CRG emPerform and Edie Goldberg, Ph.D., principal of E.L. Goldberg & Associates, for this informative free on-demand webinar […]

As a provider of performance management software for the last 17 years, we can tell you without a doubt that traditional performance management processes, especially those that have been left out to fester over decades of business operations, can stink. We are never surprised when we encounter performance management processes that were set up with […]

Worried that some of your best employees are restless and thinking of other options? Follow these talent management tips to identify them before it’s too late. The cost of replacing a member of your team can be high, which is why spotting a restless or unhappy employee before they jump ship is so important. Identifying […]

Painless Performance Evaluations: It’s Time to Rip-Off the Band-Aid Do you dread facilitating performance evaluations? Is completing your organization’s evaluation form a nightmare? Ever wonder what it takes to get your employees to “go the extra mile?” Performance evaluations don’t have to be painful. With a plan and a few simple tools, every manager or […]

Even if your company is not currently in the market for a team of entertaining mercenaries, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be focusing on actively identifying and developing all-star employees and giving management the tools needed to form their own A-Teams. Technically, organizations should strive to have nothing but all-stars on their talent roster; […]

Business lessons can sneak up in the oddest of places. Even viral online games can give us insight into important organizational processes. I’m not afraid to admit it…my sister’s friend’s cousin’s co-worker is addicted to Candy Crush Saga. For those unfamiliar, it is a highly addictive game where you work your way through levels by […]

Annual performance review time is right around the corner for many companies, and for most managers and employees, the process will be smooth, positive, and largely ceremonial. But in every department, managers face a few performance reviews that keep them awake at night with dread. Low-performing employees tend to induce a series of mild headaches […]