Performance Management

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Performance Management

Monitoring remote workers in the comfort of their own homes

30 November 2020
Employers have the right to observe employees at work, but they may need to adapt if they wish to do so for those now working from home.We are well aware that CCTV is fitted throughout workplaces, ...

Managing concerns about an employee’s performance during a pandemic

20 October 2020
A tricky dilemma facing many employers in the current climate is how do you judge and manage an underperforming employee?The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced us all to assess and change h...

The injustice of being considered guilty of a disciplinary offence before being cleared

30 September 2020
Guilt by association can sometimes be grossly unfair and in Kim’s case it led to her facing the threat of dismissal from her job.The delivery driver/warehouse operative was suspended from work foll...

A dream ending to a disciplinary mess

05 August 2020
Whatever the reason employees will often know when their time with an employer is coming to an end as the signs can be very clear beforehand.For shop manager Gina it’s no exaggeration to say it rea...

Unfair disciplinary action against me

04 December 2019
The hard work needed to correct a poor disciplinary performance by a manager For an employee facing disciplinary action and the threat of dismissal it can sometimes be a huge relief to get a formal...

Appraisals and what to expect

25 November 2019
The good work needed to get the most out of a performance appraisalFor some employees talking openly and comfortably about their achievements and what they are best at can be…well, slightly uncomfo...

Out with the old and in with the new to manage staff performance?

25 November 2019
Out with the old and in with the new to manage staff performance?Crucial to the success of any business enterprise is the performance of its staff and getting the best out of employees needs good m...

Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert intervention

21 May 2019
Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert interventionPoor performance and attendance will always be significant issues for employers and can lead to big trouble for employees.As seri...

Appraisal what to expect

01 April 2019
Appraisal what to expectBeing prepared to perform at your best when your work is under reviewWhether you like the idea or not it’s likely that at some stage you may be asked to explain your job per...

How to get performance management working to the best of its ability

25 March 2019
Having the talent to get the best out of employees is a management skill in itself…and having the right process to manage performance is an added bonus.Being able to encourage workers to continuall...

Is it time to sack the appraisal review for its poor performance?

12 November 2018
In recent years the feedback on the value of the performance appraisal has been very negative and it appears that employers can do much better.There seems to be a growing feeling that appraisals ar...

Learning to manage the performance of employees to get the best out of them

05 November 2018
Former US president John F Kennedy is once quoted as saying ‘leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,’ which is very apt when it comes to performance managing staff.It can be v...

Happy ending after workplace heartbreak

16 October 2018
If we fallout with those closet to us, the break-up can sometimes be bitter and acrimonious.After Joe, a customer service advisor, ended his relationship with his girlfriend after eight years he fa...

When a poor performance eventually gets the right result.

04 September 2018
We’ve probably all made bad decisions…unless you’re in denial or of exemplary character in which case you may at least have been on the receiving end of one.At work such decisions by a manager can ...

A poor review of performance management

02 July 2018
The mere mention of performance management is enough to fill some employees with dread.While the process is viewed negatively by some staff, it can be a force for the good if applied correctly.Ther...

Evaluating the benefit of the performance appraisal

05 February 2018
Asking an employee to highlight their strengths and weaknesses can produce some interesting results.It is not always easy to get a worker to reflect on their performance, but it can certainly be be...

Managing all aspects of performance

16 January 2018
An organisation is only as good as the performance of its staff, so being clear on how you assess the workforce is crucial.By the sound of it performance appraisal and performance management may ap...

How performance management is done

02 January 2018
No matter how good or skilled a worker is there is likely to come a time when that performance dips.It is understandable that from time to time employees can have a blip, but if that drop in the le...

performance management meeting

02 January 2018
Failing to hit set targets in work will usually spell trouble for an employee.When it is considered the employee has been issued with previous warnings and still failed to meet expectations, the co...

How to manage underperforming workers

07 August 2017
Hiring the ideal person for the job can be easy, but dealing with that individual when they fail to perform as expected can be problematic.On paper and in an interview a job candidate can shine. Th...
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