Performance management is THE topic for discussion for HR right now. Organizations are taking a closer look at their performance management processes and deciding what to keep, revise, or remove. Besides being the second most disliked activity by managers after firing employees, researchers have shown that performance reviews or appraisals can be ineffective or even harmful. It's important to think about this topic holistically because while the actual review is frequently a negative experience, it is the result of a process that is inherently flawed.
This Talent Pulse research builds off of our 2014 study on performance appraisals as we explore how organizations are transforming their performance management processes beyond the annual review.