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5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews

With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach.

Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some.

SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader

Maria Contreras-Sweet became head of the Small Business Administration just about two months ago, but managing employees is hardly new territory for her.

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.

Stop Delaying: 3 Surefire Ways to Do Employee Reviews Properly

Performance evaluations are critical. They can engage employees deeply to deliver their best effort to a company.

5 Keys to Engaging Performance Reviews

Four hours of a manager's time can add value and improve engagement and performance.

10 Reasons to Scrap Year-End Performance Reviews

Instead of checking in once a year, it is more effective to figure out a way to exchange feedback with your employees every week.

3 Steps for Finding Your Next Top Performer

Are you settling for 'average' employees? They could be costing you more than you think.

Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

If you reward an employee's subpar performance, you're only hurting your business. Here are four tips on how to handle the bonus process the right way.

Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them.

It is easy to get frustrated by poor performance by our employees. But fixing the problem might require a bit of introspection.

Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you shouldn't wait till the end of the year to do a performance review, why you should engage friends in your business and more advice for business owners.

5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

How to conduct year-end reviews that are practical, meaningful and motivational for employees.

How Well Are Managers Really Evaluating Their Employees? (Infographic)

Most managers have some system of evaluating and rewarding employees, but are their systems consistent and do they work? This graphic shows where many managers are falling short.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

A lean startup, as envisioned by Eric Ries, is about building an organization based on learning as the unit of progress in lieu of manufactured goods.

Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Are you paying your employees what they are worth? Here's what you should be thinking about when you size up employee pay.

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

Giving employees consistent honest feedback is important if you want them performing at their absolute best. Here are three ways to take a coaching approach to feedback.

How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

Don't just hire a great job candidate and ignore them. Instead, find out why getting them to offer three very specific updates after their first 30 days can help them thrive.

How to Make a Poor Performance Review More Effective

4 tips for making the task of presenting bad news less painful -- and more productive -- for everyone.

The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees

Praise in the workplace can be a powerful motivator. The Esquire Guy teaches us how to do it right. Hint: No bear hugs.

Seven Steps to Coaching Your Employees to Success

Don't just rely on annual reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best.

How to Start New Hires on the Right Track

Hiring an employee is just the first step. Create a development plan for all new hires so you can set them on the path to success in your company.

Seven Steps to Superstar Employees

Don't just rely on annual performance reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best.

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

It can be a delicate process, but assessing a person's progress can lead to improvement and growth.

When to Set Sales Performance Reviews

Why frequency counts in making your sales team more productive.

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