The Future of Performance Management

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Performance management practices have changed drastically throughout the years. We are seeing companies switch their methods of performance management and it appears that these changes are for the better. Especially with a growing number of millennials in the workforce, it’s crucial that companies change their ways of managing performance in order to accommodate the majority group of the workforce. Since millennials are so tech savvy and in the know with the latest apps and online gadgets, it’s important companies offer a performance management method that is efficient, quick, and accessible anywhere, anytime. 

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Topics: Performance Management

Performance Reviews: Are They Helping or Hurting Your Company?

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

performance-reviewThere is something to be said about the value of performance reviews in the workplace. They can be useful for employers because they are able to offer insight and guidance to employees when they are struggling in a certain area and can help employers decipher where a person is strongest, so as to contact that person when a specific skill is needed. Performance reviews are also helpful for employees.  Getting feedback from managers about how they do their job allows them to sharpen their skills where needed and gives them a sense of worth when their performance is praised. When employees receive feedback, they feel their work is noticed by managers and that their efforts aren’t just for nothing. It boosts morale and creates a happy positive working environment.

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Topics: Performance Management

Performance Evaluations: Getting The Most From The Process

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Jul 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Performance evaluations, although sometimes a hassle, are beneficial to employers and employees alike. They give guidance on effectively completing a job, while praising contributions; they provide feedback so that workers know where their performance is excelling and where their skills might need sharpening. This is helpful to the receiver of feedback, which is why it’s important that the givers understand how to provide productive feedback. Leaders should provide tips on giving feedback as soon as an employee becomes a manager and reviewed when performance reviews begin. Employees can utilize the information to increase productivity and continue to provide meaningful results to the company. 

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Topics: Performance Management

A Fascinating New Idea About What It Means When You Start Forgetting Things

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cake getting crowded? Maybe your mind is too. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce, Performance Management

Motivation in the Workplace: The Value of Setting Goals

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Oct 30, 2014 1:09:45 PM

There are several factors that contribute to employee productivity such as the environment, the employees' level of teamwork, the communication skills of the supervisor, and the level of collaboration among the organization and its members.

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Topics: Performance Management

What you need in an effective performance management system?

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Oct 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM

A company could use older methods of performance reviews, but a reliable software program is a good place to start. Performance management systems like that of TEDS, Inc., offers companies several tools to ensure that both employees and mangers are equipped with the tools they need to grow professionally and to excel in their particular market in the most efficient way possible. 

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Topics: Performance Management

Performance Review Tips: Do's & Don'ts

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Aug 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

In the time leading up to a performance review, what would you compare that to? Maybe going to the dentist for a root canal or going to the doctor for your first colonoscopy (YIKES)? Either way, I'd say that review time puts a bit of stress or worry on employees and probably on managers too.

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Topics: Performance Management