How to Overcome Performance Appraisal Problems

July 20, 2018 | Jahnina Moss and Tiffany Campbell, PhD

Do you or your employees often get upset after performance appraisals? Have you received any complaints about your performance appraisal ratings? Do your employees think rewards or promotions are given out in an unfair and unjust manner? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may be a sign that your performance appraisal system needs a serious makeover. Your first knee-jerk reaction might be to jump on the bandwagon and scrap your performance appraisals all together. However, without extensive preparation, training, and a strategy for replacement, eliminating your formal appraisal system may do more harm than good.

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Are You Leading Your Employees Down the Right Path?

March 29, 2018 | Tiffany C. Campbell, M.S.

Employees tend to be more engaged when they believe that their employer is concerned about their growth and provides them with a path to reach their career goals. Organizations who don’t focus on developing clear career paths are at risk of losing their top talent because employees who feel that they don’t have opportunities to progress in their careers are more likely to leave. According to a recent article put out by Human Resources Today, even as short as ten months of perceived stagnation significantly increases the likelihood of resignation.

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4 Tips to Create a Coaching Culture in Your Organization

September 1, 2016 | Dale Harris, Ph.D. and Tanny Joyce, M.S.

Since the dawn of time, or at least the dawn of Human Resources, organizations have wrestled with how to deal with Performance Management.  It seems that like everything else, Performance Management Systems are susceptible to trends and fads, based on whatever a CEO or HR Executive may read in the in-flight business magazine or in the current HBR. 

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Strategies for Self-Improvement: Managing Your Own Skill Gaps

February 2, 2016 | Tanny Joyce and Dale Harris


As management consultants, we constantly hear employees complaining about the lack of development opportunities in their company. Our response is always the same: “what are you doing to find your own development opportunities?”

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