viaPeople Insight - Performance Management & Succession Planning Blog

Deal Us In: Everyone Wants in on the Performance Appraisal Process Action

Posted by Leah Groehler on Aug 2, 2011 3:11:00 PM

As our clients gear up for the year-end performance appraisal process, we are frequently asked whether other stakeholders should participate in the feedback process. As more and more managers are taking on a larger span of control they often have less of a direct opportunity to observe the performance of each and every employee throughout the year. As you can imagine, this situation can result in a less-than-meaningful performance appraisal discussion. Add to this the fact that more employees are working in a team environment and therefore have the perfect opportunity to observe the performance of their peers and provide valuable feedback on strengths and development areas.

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Topics: 360 Degree Feedback, Performance Evaluation, Upward Feedback, Peer Appraisal

Summer Sampler: Pick Your Own Performance Management System

Posted by Amanda Seidler on Jun 13, 2011 2:49:00 PM

Every now and then I take a break from providing consulting and project management services to our clients and have the opportunity to speak to a prospective client who is in the market for a performance management system. It is truly a welcome opportunity as I have the chance to talk about the one-of-a-kind HR software systems we create for our clients. I have found that people are usually very pleasantly surprised, as all too often they are dealing with a less than optimal process that was compromised due to the limited capabilities of their current performance management software.

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Topics: HR Software, Performance Management, Performance Evaluation, Upward Feedback

Select Smart: How to Choose 360 Degree Feedback Raters.

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on May 5, 2011 2:44:00 PM

One of the key benefits of 360 degree feedback is the ability to gain perspective from a wide variety of sources.  As a result, the selection of raters for 360 degree feedback is important to ensure the acceptance of feedback and ownership over future development. 

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Topics: 360 Degree Feedback, Performance Evaluation, Upward Feedback, Peer Appraisal