In case you missed it volume three! The hottest headlines covering workplace culture, performance and management.
Performance review overhaul
Do you dread your performance review? Do you question its authenticity and impact on your team? Do you find it outdated and meaningless? According to research, only 23% of HR pros surveyed say they’re satisfied with their organizations’ performance evaluations. This week Deloitte decided they had enough and overhauled the structure of their performance reviews. An article from The Washington Post highlights the new process:
“Deloitte’s new approach, which it has piloted among roughly 10 percent of employees so far, would do away with “cascading objectives,” those nonsensical attempts to create similar goals for everyone in the organization. It would also ditch laborious 360-degree reviews, in which everyone from managers to peers to underlings weigh in on one person’s performance. And after realizing the company was spending 2 million collective hours each year assigning numerical ratings to each employee, it looked to get rid of those, too.”
Deloitte decided to do away with formal rankings and instead ask each employee four questions:
- Given what I know of this person’s performance, and if it were my money, I would award this person the highest possible compensation increase and bonus.
- Given what I know of this person’s performance, I would always want him or her on my team.
- This person is at risk for low performance.
- This person is ready for promotion today.
Deloitte is a trusted advisor to organizations big and small. It will be interesting to see how this shift plays out in HR departments, especially learning, development and performance functions!
Huh? Poor Performing Employees Use Internet Explorer?
Cornerstone OnDemand claims to have the research to back this up. An article from The Atlantic argues that people who use Firefox or Chrome are better performing employees. The article states:
“But in the world of Big Data, everything means something. Cornerstone OnDemand, a company that sells software that helps employers recruit and retain workers, analyzed data on about 50,000 people who took its 45-minute online job assessment (which is like a thorough personality test) and then were successfully hired at a firm using its software. These candidates ended up working customer-service and sales jobs for companies in industries such as telecommunications, retail, and hospitality.
Cornerstone’s researchers found that people who took the test on a non-default browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, ended up staying at their jobs about 15 percent longer than those who stuck with Safari or Internet Explorer. They performed better on the job as well. (These statistics were roughly the same for both Mac and PC users.)”
Kris Dunn, CHRO of Kinetix and founder of Fistful of Talent, offers some fantastic interpretation of the survey on his blog, The HR Capitalist.
Enough already! Stop sending late-night emails
There’s a difference between high-performers and workaholics. Intentional or not, sending late night emails is keeping your employees chained to work 24/7. According to a new article published by Harvard Business Review, being “always on” actually diminishes creativity, productivity and performance. That makes sense. We all need some distance away from work to avoid getting burnt out. Check out the rest of the article, which features tips on how to help your employees apply their brainpower and attention in a meaningful way!
That’s all for now!