Uncover the real reason for poor performance

  • March 12, 2018

Whether you’re giving an oral warning to a new hire or issuing a last chance to a veteran employee who is on thin ice, there’s one step you must take before you...

Hold a waffler accountable

  • March 09, 2018

Wafflers constantly change their minds and give wishy-washy answers to even the most simple fact-finding questions. To hold a waffler accountable, try these techniques.

6 phrases to say during your next review

  • February 27, 2018

Whether your next performance review goes swimmingly or becomes a half hour of frustration, here are six phrases that will likely paint a more flattering picture of you.

Ensure staff applies your feedback

  • February 14, 2018

Make sure employees walk away from performance conversations, feeling confident and knowing exactly how to meet your expectations. Follow this advice.

Conduct appraisals fairly and accurately

  • July 27, 2017

Many supervisors are sensitive about rating their people on the basis of a generalized standard or in terms of a numerical scale. Use these tips offered by Elwood N....

How to react to negative feedback

  • June 13, 2017

Although everyone likes to hear compliments and accolades, you learn more from criticism. If you can properly accept constructive criticism, you’ll be able to grow...

To heck with rigid goal setting!

  • May 17, 2017

Setting goals can be a good way to motivate yourself to work toward what you want, no question. But Stephanie Vozza, writing for Fast Company, wants you to hold on just...

Performance reviews: a two-way street

  • March 23, 2017

Performance reviews are an excel­lent time to exchange important information with employees. But to be effective, there must be a genuine exchange.