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What Are Drawbacks and Advantages of Performance Appraisals Without Rating Scores?

June 28, 2012
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My company is considering using a performance appraisal that does not have scores or ratings. How popular (or not) is this type of approach? What are the pros and cons? I'm trying to gain some knowledge about best practices in this area. —To Rate or Not to Rate, Performance Analyst, financial services, Des Moines, Iowa
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Can a Poor Performance Review Count as an 'Adverse Action?'

May 21, 2012
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Traditionally, a negative performance review does not constitute an adverse employment action, unless 'the evaluation has an adverse impact on an employee's wages or salary.' Or does it?
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Should We Dispatch With Annual Performance Reviews?

May 15, 2012
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What are the alternatives if we scrap the annual performance review? —Torn in HR, warehouse/ distribution, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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What Is the Connection Between Self-Assessments and Employee Reviews?

April 18, 2012
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We are creating employee self-assessments and employee review documents. Should the self-assessment mirror the employee review in the questions being asked? Some folks here believe the questions ought to be identical. —Expertise, Please, accounting/human resources manager, Auburn Hills, Michigan
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Preventing Employee Burnout: Customized Solutions

December 16, 2011
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Employers are demanding more while employees are engaging less, but there is one way to keep your best workers from checking out completely—recognizing who they are and rewarding them accordingly
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When Teamwork Is Too Much

December 16, 2011
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Companies Pushing Workers Over the Limit

December 16, 2011
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Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.
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Perhaps Your Workers Are Entitled to New Titles

December 16, 2011
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A promotion can do a lot to make up for the longer hours and extra duties that many workers have wrestled with in the past couple of years. But firms often fail to see where employees who are learning on the job might fit into new roles.
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How Do We Correlate Performance Management and New Training?

December 14, 2011
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How should we use performance appraisals to determine training and development needs for staff? —Performance Management Newbie, HR manager, publishing/communication/advertising, Asia
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Effective Talent Assessment Starts (and Ends) With Leadership

November 21, 2011
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A bad hiring decision can cost a company more than 1.5 times the mis-hire's salary, depending on the level of the role. With the right assessment, businesses can avoid this cost.
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