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Are you feeling disappointed and frustrated that your employees are producing less than stellar results? Worried that maybe your expectations are too high?

Relax. Having high expectations is great. You just need a strategy for applying them. Here’s a three-step process that will boost your employees’ performance across the board.

  • Set high expectations
  • Communicate specifics
  • Apply accountability

Set high expectations.[…] Continue Reading »

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and e-mail lessons. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.[…] Continue Reading »

In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance.[…] Continue Reading »

If you have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a blog or some other social media platform, chances are you’re constantly giving it flash evaluations. “How many retweets did I get today? How many views did that post get?” Maybe you compare today’s performance against yesterday’s or last week’s. Maybe you give the brand’s social media presence an informal appraisal — “lookin’ good” or “needs some work.” If you’re really diligent, maybe you send an e-mail off to other employees with your findings.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter. Last week, we asked: How often do you perform formal employee-performance reviews?

  • Annually at the same time for every employee, 57%
  • Annually based on the date of hire, 21%
  • We do formal reviews more frequently than annual, 13%
  • We don’t do them at all, 6%
  • We do formal reviews less frequently than annual, 4%

The majority of you report performing formal reviews annually in one fell swoop.[…] Continue Reading »