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Making Forced Ranking Work, Part One

December 7, 2005
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Dick Grote’s new book, Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work , argues that forced ranking doesn’t have to be a dog-eat-dog Darwinian exercise.
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Making Forced Ranking Work, Part Three

December 7, 2005
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Dick Grote’s new book, Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work , argues that forced ranking doesn’t have to be a dog-eat-dog Darwinian exercise. Here, from Appendix A to the book, are five scripts that were written to help managers understand what they should say to announce the results of the forced ranking process to their subordinates who had been assessed. Grote notes that the tools he shares in the book “resulted from my work in developing and implementing a major forced ranking system with several large organizations. Only the names of the companies and other identifying details have been changed to preserve their anonymity.”
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Making Forced Ranking Work, Part One

December 7, 2005
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Dick Grote’s new book, Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work , argues that forced ranking doesn’t have to be a dog-eat-dog Darwinian exercise.
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Making Forced Ranking Work, Part Four

December 7, 2005
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Dick Grote’s new book, Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work , argues that forced ranking doesn’t have to be a dog-eat-dog Darwinian exercise.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Want to Combine Different Formats for Performance Appraisals. What Are the Pitfalls

November 11, 2005
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Our organization wants to develop an effective format for performance appraisals. First, what is the feasibility of combining structures like key performance indicators (KPIs), management by objective (MBO) and even essay-type appraisals? Or should we keep things simple?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should Human Resources Question a Negative Performance Review

October 7, 2005
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One of our employees is under a new manager, who has given the employee a negative review. This is out of sync with previous appraisals. As part of human resources, how should I handle this? Question the review or butt out?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Manage Performance Year-Round, Not Just at Appraisal Time?

June 17, 2005
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What's the best way to manage employees' performance during the year, instead of waiting for annual appraisals?
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Applebee’s Turnover Recipe

May 26, 2005
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The restaurant chain segments its workforce into performance-based categories, with different retention goals for each group.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our Hospital&#8217;s Appraisal Process Is Failing Us. How Do We Measure Intangible Services

May 20, 2005
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What are the latest trends in the appraisal process, especially in service-oriented organizations like hospitals that do not produce tangible products?
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Hallmark’s Quality-of-hire Initiative

May 10, 2005
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The greeting card giant believes that after two years, the company will be able to determine whether it’s making the right hires.
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