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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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 –... Read More »
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... Read More »
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? Read More »
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... Read More »