We've all read about how terrible performance evaluations are, how theyr'e soul-crushing, etc. As a result my company's thinking of moving away from annual performance evaluations. But what does that mean?
- Do we completely abandon performance evaluations?
- If so, how do we fairly and effectively manage employee performance?
- Have you abandoned performance evaluations?
- If so, how do you fairly and effectively manage employee performance?
- Have you read the popular press' acocunts of the need to do away with performance evaluations and, in response, have you switched to the Manager Tools process?
- If so, what have been your results?
My company's SVP of HR reached out to me to ask my thoughts. My thoughts -- seeing as my background's only a couple of undergrad HR courses, align closely with what I've learned here. Yes, most performance evaluations are sub-optimal. That doesn't mean that we should throw away the process. I suspect that the process _can_ be saved and that it can be optimized... maybe even effective Your testimonials will help.