Performance management

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

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    Get Up and Do It!

    Authors Beechy and Josephine Colcough Publisher BBC Worldwide (020 8433 2236) Price £8.99 Audio CD (Book, £7.99) The first thing to strike me about this "self-help" CD – part of a new personal development...

    Solving Performance Problems

    Publisher Fenman (01353 665533) Price £985 Put yourself in the shoes of a scriptwriter for a training video. You are required to simplify a complex subject to a manageable number of key points. Then you must find a context...

    Treasury measures staff success

    HRD 2004 conference report Effective training and development has been at the heart of the Treasury’s new performance management system, Pete Thomas, head of learning, skills and development at the department, told delegates...

    Remote working makes performance management harder

    Having employees who work remotely makes it much harder to paper over the cracks in best practice, Carolyn Axtell, senior researcher at the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, warned delegates to HRD 2004...

    City measures staff performance

    Performance management systems are now being used by more than 70 per cent of City firms, according to new research by City HR specialists, PRPi Consulting. Policies that link employee performance to payment are seen as...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    How to use feedback to improve performance

    Feedback is arguably the most effective tool in any manager’s toolkit, as well as one of the cheapest. It can be used to encourage people to learn, to raise their morale and motivation, and to improve their performance...