Beyond the Annual Review: The Transformative State of Performance Conversations
May 16, 2017 | HighGround
How do you ensure employees bring value to a company? And how do you ensure they feel valued? Strategically addressing these questions is the basis for improving performance.
For decades, HR departments relied on annual reviews to gauge and communicate employee performance. But this traditional approach to evaluating employees is antiquated. The annual performance review is a history report; it only looks backward to evaluate past performance and doesn’t do enough to look forward and motivate employees to improve.
Even though the HighGround study found employees and managers prefer a more frequent cadence for performance conversations, a poll of webcast attendees revealed that 44% of respondents still have performance conversations just once a year. So how can HR and organizations deliver the ongoing approach that managers and employees want?
Every organization relies on the performance of its people to succeed. And when performance is lacking, low employee engagement is often identified as the root cause. But HR leaders must change the way they view the relationship between ...