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Advice For Hiring Managers

How to Handle a Negative Performance Review

Last week’s post was the Do-It-Yourself Performance Review. Some of you responded (thanks!) and wanted to know what to do when you have to give a negative performance review. I asked my favorite clients in HR to weigh in.   Q. I’d like to give an honest appraisal of my supervisor/colleague/direct report but not everything […]

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DIY Performance Reviews

Welcome to Do-It-Yourself Performance Reviews. If you think you’re here for regular performance reviews, administered by your boss in a timely fashion without nagging, you’re in the wrong place. Just get up quietly and leave thru the door at the back.   The rest of you may already have recognized that your professional development, learning […]

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The One That Got Away

Don’t Let the Perfect Hire Slip Thru Your Fingers Today’s post is written with my employer clients in mind but is applicable to anyone involved in interviewing and hiring decisions. The topic is candidate drop-off – when your favorite person for the job suddenly goes dark then takes another offer. Oh no, what happened? We […]

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Five New Performance Metrics

I’ve been thinking recently about performance reviews, how we express appreciation or discontent at work, and why many of us leave these conversations more frustrated, confused or dissatisfied than when we started. I dig this Forbes article by James Slavet because it elevates the conversation around how our performance is measured, and introduces “real feel” […]

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Jeff Stibel: Why I Hire People Who Fail

Here’s an article I read recently and liked. The takeaway: Hire people that aren’t afraid to risk failure. They don’t play a safe game. They’re not afraid to go beyond what is known and comfortable. Be progressive enough to tolerate missteps in the name of forward motion and innovative thinking. JEFF STIBEL is Chairman and […]

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Hiring Accountable & Nice People

This is the final post in our 3-part series about Recognizing and Hiring On It people. Last week we talked about how to screen for qualities like Persistence, Entrepreneurial and Leadership. Today it’s Accountable and Conscientious, plus a few tips on how to motivate and retain your favorite On It team members. Accountable What it […]

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