Onboarding & Performance Reviews

When the Fit Hits the Shan

In advertising, we’re accustomed to handling a lot of crises: Missed deadlines, errant media buys, underperforming campaigns, working well past the profitability threshold, etc.   This post isn’t about any of that stuff.   It’s about the shanfit that ensues when a new hire isn’t working out and what to do about it.   If […]

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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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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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