viaPeople Insight - Performance Management & Succession Planning Blog

Personalized Performance Goals Drive Employee Engagement & Exceptional Performance

Posted by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. on Jan 21, 2014 7:49:00 AM

Setting goals is not just about documenting what we are hoping to accomplish so that we can measure against it later. Goal Setting is about motivating effort and action to facilitate high performance. The theory of Goal Setting is regarded as among the most valid and practical motivation theories in the fields of Industrial Organizational psychology and organization behavior. Click here to read about the foundation of Locke and Latham's theory of Goal Setting.

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting, Development Planning

Executing Performance Goals - The Beginning of the End

Posted by Amanda Seidler on Sep 14, 2012 8:09:00 AM

The clock is ticking and as of now we’re keeping score. Yes, it’s September – the beginning of the end - your last shot at ensuring your team knocks out that bevy of performance goals before your manager and the entire senior leadership team weighs in on your departments’ 2012 performance.  

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting, Performance Evaluation

Managing the Performance Goals Datastream: A Test Drive of viaPeople’s Reporting Dashboard

Posted by Amanda Seidler on May 8, 2012 8:29:00 AM

We have known for quite awhile that aligning goals at every organizational level facilitates strategic execution. Employees 'Like' knowing that our day-to-day activities drive the overarching plan and love catching a glimpse of the key priorities at the top. Using performance goal management tools to capture goals data across the company has been increasing over the past few years.  Linking these tools to performance appraisal has heightened the importance of the goal management process and increased participation by employees at all levels. 

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting, Workforce Analytics

5 Tips to Realize New Year's Resolutions and Performance Goals

Posted by Amanda Seidler on Jan 16, 2012 8:51:00 PM

It’s mid-January….. have you kept your New Year’s resolutions?

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Topics: HR Software, Performance Management, Goal Setting

Setting Big Performance Goals in 2012

Posted by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. on Jan 12, 2012 9:52:00 AM

Welcome to the first edition of the Performance Management Monthly.  As you know, employee performance management is one of the most powerful tools that we have to ensure the on-going development of employees and continuous business growth. Each month, the industrial organizational psychologists at viaPeople will recommend resources, share their insight on the latest industry trends, and offer specific suggestions for improving the execution of your performance management strategy.  Subscribe to our blog to receive the Performance Management Monthly via email each month.

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting

How to Conquer Zombies and Execute on SMART Performance Goals

Posted by Jackie Caruso on Oct 31, 2011 9:26:00 AM

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Feel like you are surrounded by zombies?

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting

HR Technology makes Employee Performance Management SMARTT

Posted by Jackie Caruso on Sep 15, 2011 9:24:00 AM

The classic research on goal setting and motivation theory states that individuals are more likely to be motivated to perform by creating their own specific goals and working toward those performance goals while receiving feedback on their progress. This theory is summarized using the anagram, SMART, which means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (also see our whitepaper: SMART Performance Goals).

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Topics: HR Software, Performance Management, Goal Setting

It's Fashion Week....Time to Re-Focus on Performance Goals

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Sep 12, 2011 9:38:00 AM

Aahhhh....the week after Labor Day.  I have always viewed this time of the year fondly.  As a kid, this time of year offered limitless possibilities and a totebag full of  new school supplies.  These days it offers renewed energy, fall clothes shopping and of course, Fashion Week in NYC.

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting

In Search of the Perfect Diamond - The 4 C's of Performance Goals

Posted by Jackie Caruso on Aug 17, 2011 10:28:00 AM

Creating a balanced set of Performance Goals in the employee performance management process is a challenge for all managers....maybe even more challenging that finding the perfect diamond.

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting

Great Employee Performance Management Means Back to Basics

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Aug 5, 2011 11:26:00 AM

Ensuring the achievement of organizational goals is dependent upon effective employee performance management.

In our recently published Whitepaper entitled, Goal Alignment: How Successful Organizations Social-Network Performance Management, my colleague, Dr. Amanda Seidler, and I discuss the challenges organizations face in using goal setting and goal alignment to reap the benefits of effective employee performance management.  Bottom line: Technology that is easy-to-use and seamlessly fits into your business processes will bring about success.

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Topics: Performance Management, Goal Setting