Performance Reviews

  • 31 Things You Should Never Say During A Performance Review

    31 Things You Should Never Say During A Performance Review

    "If you think I'm bad you should see..."

    A performance review can greatly benefit both the employee and the employer. Don't fluff it with a few poorly selected words. Continue Reading

  • 7 Ways to Be Better At Your Job in 2014

    7 Ways to Be Better At Your Job in 2014

    The new year's a time to set new goals

    Take an optimistic approach to the new year. Plot your course now. Continue Reading

  • Tips to Survive a Yahoo-Style Bell Curve Performance Review

    Tips to Survive a Yahoo-Style Bell Curve Performance Review

    How to get co-workers and managers to give you good ratings

    Being evaluated on a bell curve is more common in business than you think! Don't find yourself on the low end. You could end up out of a job! Here are a tips for staying on the upside of the curve. Continue Reading

  • 10 Signs You've Got A Bad Boss

    10 Signs You've Got A Bad Boss

    By Kelly Eggers It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul. Companies with poor management practices typically have employees who are... Continue Reading

  • Turn The Tables On A Bad Performance Review

    Turn The Tables On A Bad Performance Review

    By Robert Half International A negative performance review can feel devastating, but it may not be quite the setback it seems. If you're ready for this feedback, it's entirely possible to use it to your long-term advantage. Here are seven tips for not letting a negative performance review take the wind out... Continue Reading

  • How To Start Achieving Your Goals: 8 Steps

    How To Start Achieving Your Goals: 8 Steps

    By Vickie Elmer With the year almost half over, it's time to size up your progress. Your career may look like an amusement park, and you might feel like you're stuck in a line that's barely moving. Or maybe you rode one roller coaster only to see the other rides (goals) differently. Just how far along are... Continue Reading

  • Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

    Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

    By Miriam Salpeter It's never too early to start earning a superior performance review. When you set goals and take steps to meet initiatives, you have a better chance of driving your own career. If you want a stellar performance review next year, start thinking about how you can make a positive impact at... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

    5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

    By Brian O'Connell When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director. It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Continue Reading

  • With Bonuses Slashed, Wall Street Is In Crisis

    With Bonuses Slashed, Wall Street Is In Crisis

    Wall Street is facing a crisis even worse than the financial meltdown of 2008, reports New York magazine in a sweeping cover story. As pieces of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform act come into effect, revenues are plummeting, bonuses are getting slashed, and firms are selling off chunks of office space. "If... Continue Reading

  • The Value Of Goal Setting and How It Will Enhance Your Career

    The Value Of Goal Setting and How It Will Enhance Your Career

    By Vickie Elmer If you're like a lot of American workers, you are required to set and get some goals. They're part of your annual review or your management program, but they don't stir your passions or incite you to wake up an hour early to achieve them. Maybe you're not setting the right goals –... Continue Reading

  • Bad Deal For Deadbeats: Groupon Weeding Out Weakest Workers

    Bad Deal For Deadbeats: Groupon Weeding Out Weakest Workers

    Daily deals site Groupon created its own niche in 2009. It was a nifty idea: local businesses would offer huge discounts to lure in new customers, internet prowlers would nab a basic ballroom class ($15), a sake tasting ($19), or a one-hour facial ($35), and Groupon would take a cut for brokering the deal. But... Continue Reading

  • Ditch the Performance Review?

    Ditch the Performance Review?

    Once a year, you're called into the boss's office. You know it's coming -- the performance review. The conversation will likely determine your annual raise, define your relationship with your boss, and frankly gauge your happiness from 9AM to 5PM for 12 more months. Do you look forward to it or dread it? Continue Reading

  • Down With Performance Reviews

    Down With Performance Reviews

    Samuel Culbert, a UCLA professor of management, has a blunt message in his new book for American corporations: Get Rid of the Performance Review. Culbert, a no-nonsense speaker, writer, teacher, and clinical psychologist, calls performance reviews "a corporate sham" and "a pretentious, bogus practice that... Continue Reading