Performance management

Index here items on managing performance, performance measurement, poor performance, performance indicators, objective setting, SMART objectives, performance

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    Performance pay boosts NHS

    HR techniques such as performance-related pay have helped cut waiting times at hospital accident and emergency units, according to a senior Department of Health (DoH) manager. Mark Davies, former head of the emergency...

    Performance Review

    Publisher Video Arts (0845 601 2531) Price from £995 (£185 to rent) Formats Video, DVD and CD-Rom Viewing this new training film from Video Arts, I experienced a sense of déjà vu. While the actors are from the 21st century...

    Stock options prove bad choice

    The use of stock options as an incentive does not improve performance, according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organisational behaviour at Stanford University. “The problem with options is that they encourage short-termism...

    A clearer provision

    Park Royal, a labyrinth of factories and offices in west London, is Europe’s biggest industrial estate. Covering 800 hectares and housing 1,800 firms that employ 40,000 people, the site is proof that there is still hope for...

    Put the coach before the horses

    Performance management techniques have grown up and can be applied to diverse UK companies, according to consultant and psychologist Karen Moloney, founding partner of Moloney Gealy. Speaking at the performance management...

    A natural selection

    There is little doubt that women are seriously under-represented in British politics. They make up only 18 per cent of MPs, putting the UK at nineteenth place in international league tables. This compares with 44 per cent...

    How to... develop multiple intelligence

    Everyone wants to have the best people working for their organisation. Indeed, many businesses would have us believe that we are still in the middle of the Great War for Talent. But in all of this no one seems clear about...

    Football team on performance pay

    Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) is to introduce performance-related pay for players that will link salaries to game results, league position and even crowd levels. The move came after the club decided it could no longer afford...

    Covey urges HR people to be catalysts for productivity

    HR professionals are ideal for becoming the catalysts to help bring about this change, according to guru Stephen Covey. He told delegates: “It will take an enormous amount of strength of character, which will give you...

    The trouble with performance-related pay

    A new line of research reveals tensions between line managers’ priorities and performance-related pay principles. Personnel professionals concede that no matter how robust and well-designed HR practices are, implementing...