Performance management

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

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    The truth about skills

    Among the most significant truths about the UK skills market is that there has been a large rise in the number of well-paid jobs over the past 25 years, but also in the number of badly paid jobs. Younger UK adults perform...

    Upskill challenge

    The world is upskilling at an unprecedented rate. In a few years, China is expected to top the 50,000 mark for the number of doctorate graduates it produces every year, up from 5,000 just 10 years ago. India has around 400...

    How to... get your competency framework right

    Many organisations develop a competency/behaviour framework with a view to managing performance and progression more effectively. However, many managers and individuals find it hard to use the frameworks to help achieve their...

    Competencies need not be a disaster

    Competencies should be HR’s foundations: they should shape recruitment, training, talent management, change programmes, appraisal… everything. But let’s face it, most people fail with competencies. HR strategy...

    Games of skill

    Hosting the greatest sporting show on Earth will undoubtedly deliver spectacular displays of athletic ability and impressive endurance. But an event on the scale of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games requires years...

    Fresh views of competencies

    Over the past 20 years, competencies have become an increasingly accepted part of HR practice. The CIPD has expanded its information and advice for members on the subject of competencies with an updated factsheet giving introductory...

    Competency work pays off for council

    Westminster City Council has introduced a competency framework, attracting interest from 25 other London boroughs and councils. Described as the "golden thread running through the people management process"...

    Far from helpful

    Charles Woodruffe correctly observes that organisations struggle to develop competencies that reflect their future requirements (Study notes, 4 May). But projecting 15 years ahead is not necessary nor helpful. These days...

    Chance remark

    As a recruiter of senior management, I was interested in the article by Lou Adler (“Outside chance”, 10 March). Particularly, I agreed with the principle of downplaying traditional job descriptions. These fail to reflect...

    Survival skills

    Sleeping Beauty may have an excuse for not knowing that organisations’ skill requirements are changing. For the rest of us, there is a deluge of information available on what the future may hold. The consensus is that it...