Newest Material Added To The Performance Management and Appraisal Reference Library

We try to find the best material on all aspects of performance management, employee appraisal and workplace performance improvements. This page is where you can find the newest additions to our reference library. Entries are organized by date added,


Top : New : 1-Oct-2015

Performance Appraisal & Performance Management Reference Library : What's New


Employee Engagement

Don't mention engagement to employees

By Vlatka Hlupic - From England, but it's equally applicable to employees in other countries. "Leaders must not forget that 'employee engagement' is still an alien and unwelcome term among workers. In the context of management strategy or organisational policy it has the ring of manipulation about it. Employees don't want to feel they are part of an engagement programme contriving to ensure they are more committed to the company and, consequently, will be more productive or give more of their time for free. It smacks of exploitation." Newest Additions Viewed 239 Times )

Employee engagement confusion still reigns

By Jenny Roper - Many will not find it amusing that despite some billion dollars invested in employee engagement, no agreement exists on what it is. Newest Additions Viewed 132 Times )

Employee Engagement : Research Studies

Half of highly engaged employees take part in personal tasks at work

By Becky Frith, - Interesting study that supports my notion that engagement is internal, more like a personality trait, and that engaged employees are probably more engaged and passionate about many things in their lives. Newest Additions Viewed 89 Times )

Human Resources World

HR professionals missing out on leadership development

By Katie Jacobs - According to this research, HR professionals are not often allowed, or encouraged to get involved in leadership development activities, themselves/ Newest Additions Viewed 121 Times )


What's the evidence for... performance management?

By Rob Briner - Article doesn't really answer the question, but the process the author maps out might be useful as a tweak for thought. Newest Additions Viewed 100 Times )


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