Training & Performance

  • Written Performance Appraisals: Components and Effective Examples

    Many managers dread annual performance review periods because they are unfamiliar with the appraisal process. This guide identifies the value of performance reviews, identifies what—and what not—to include, and provides effective examples...
    By N. Plowman May 24, 2011 

  • Sample of an Employee Performance Appraisal

    A performance appraisal is a standard feature of any organization to evaluate the extent to which an employee performs his or her job compared to a set of predetermined standards. A sample of an employee performance appraisal follows below.
    By N Nayab May 24, 2011 

  • Strategies for Motivating Employees at All Levels

    Most employers and HR directors have to deal with many levels of employees, but what’s the best way to motivate employees at all levels without leaving anyone out? Can your motivational tools be used unilaterally, or do you need a diverse set...
    By Jean Scheid May 24, 2011 


  • Strategies for Dealing with Employee Time & Attendance Problems

    Time and attendance problems with employees have a debilitating impact on the organization in terms of overtime pay, lower productivity, missed deadlines, lost sales, and low productivity. Read on to find out how organizations can resolve this issue and...
    By N Nayab May 23, 2011 

  • 10 Great Ways to Improve Employee Attendance

    Employee attendance incentives are a great way to reward your best staff members and spur those with an overage of absences to get on the ball. Following are ten ideas for rewards and incentives, from inexpensive yet appreciated to more lavish and elaborate...
    By Tricia Goss May 23, 2011 

  • 10 Common Employee Attendance Issues and How to Prevent Them

    According to a survey by Kronos Inc., absences cost businesses more than eight percent of payroll, directly and indirectly. Following are ten common employee attendance issues, listed in alphabetical order, as well as ideas on preventing and managing...
    By Tricia Goss May 19, 2011 


  • Why Performance Appraisals Don't Work

    Performance appraisals are a standard feature in most large organizations. Studies have cast some doubt on the effectiveness of this approach. Read on for a review of the limitations of performance appraisal and why performance appraisals don’t...
    By N Nayab May 18, 2011 

  • The Difference Between Performance Appraisal and Performance Management

    Comparing performance appraisal vs performance management, performance appraisal sets job standards and evaluates past performance based on such set standards whereas performance management aims at managing performance real-time to ensure performance...
    By N Nayab May 18, 2011 

  • What Should You Do After the Employee Development Coaching Session?

    Sustaining employee performance is always a challenge. A lot has to do with the activities that take place post the employee development coaching sessions. This article takes a look at some activities that’ll help you get the expected behavior change...
    By Rupen Sharma, PMP May 11, 2011 

  • Using SMART Goals to Create an Employee Improvement Plan

    Once a performance review is completed, HR managers or supervisors may want to develop a performance improvement plan to track an employee’s progress. Find out how to use SMART goals in this process to ensure goals are attained as expected.
    By Jean Scheid April 30, 2011 
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