Goal Setting

Tips and tricks of performance review management

A Guide to Setting Employee Performance Goals

Setting goals is an important activity in any area of life. Whenever we decide we want to improve at something or overcome a challenge, setting goals helps us see how we’ll make it happen. Any organization with growth ambitions needs to have the same philosophy. Every employee has to focus on work that moves the […]

05 August 2020

Why It’s Important to Cascade Goals Across Your Organization

If you own a business, you may have many high-level organizational goals. However, many business owners keep these goals to themselves, thinking that their employees either do not care about the goals or should not be privy to the business strategy. Withholding all of the top-level goals from your employees can be a huge mistake […]

21 September 2018

How to Write SMART Employee Review Goals For The Performance Appraisal

Most organizations have some sort of performance appraisal system in place to evaluate decisions related to promotions, salary hikes and professional development. To execute that, a set of expectations is established against which employees’ performance is measured. That’s where the importance of writing SMART performance evaluation goals comes in. What are SMART Goals? SMART goals, […]

18 September 2018

Including Goals On Your Performance Appraisal Forms

Say the word “performance appraisal” and you will likely register a nearly audible groan in your managers. The truth is, the idea of capturing a person’s performance in a basic appraisal form is an exercise in futility. Without proper calibration amongst raters, results mean nothing. One manager’s “meets expectations” is another’s “exceptional performance”. Yet the […]

13 July 2017

How to Align Employee & Business Goals with Performance Management

Achieving alignment between your performance management software and your company’s goals doesn’t happen with a few minor tweaks. It takes a full top-to-bottom transformation. Employees need to be working toward something—for the company, and for themselves, and they need to understand what that something is. Alignment between performance management and goals needs to happen during […]

05 January 2017

5 Ways to Help Your Team Keep Their Goals on Track

In the business world, goals are everywhere. Any given businesses may have sales goals, client goals, culture goals, and maybe even overall business goals. As a manager, you delegate tasks to your employees, but when everyone has so much on their plate already, it’s easy to let things slip away. That’s why it’s so important […]

13 October 2016

Implement SMART Goals in Your Performance Evaluation Software

We can all agree that being successful in our career, and moreover our life, is something that we strive towards each and every day. Whether you use performance evaluation software or not, one incredibly effective way to set yourself up for success is to set goals. Alexandra Levit, author of “They Don’t Teach Corporate in […]

15 September 2016

How to Write Employee Performance Goals Like a Boss

Employee performance goals that are well-written and to the point can sometimes be the difference between a team that continuously reaches their goals and one that comes up short time after time. According to a recent report 50% of the workforce does not know what is expected of them at work.  Use these goal writing […]

28 July 2016

Performance Management Goals and Their Role in Your Success

At the center of all business achievements is one small technique that has a massive effect on everything: goal setting. Setting performance management goals is not only an art, it’s a necessity. Luckily, it is completely possible for a team of any size or industry to accomplish. Take a look at these tips if learning […]

19 May 2016

How to Recover After Failure

It’s okay, Seattle. It happens to the best of us. When I was in the 7th grade, my mom asked me to make a banana cream pie. No big deal. A store-bought crust, some pudding and Cool Whip.  The pie was nearly finished when I decided to add about 10 packs of Smarties to the pudding. […]

04 February 2015

How do you tackle a really big goal?

Have you had a really big goal? One your manager gave to you, like “Become an expert at social media” or something similarly vast? I had a really big goal. In fact, it is to become (using tip #9 and adjusting the goal above) “Become more familiar with social media communication.”  NOTE to self: “Expert” […]

21 January 2015

It’s Goal Setting Time!

It’s a new year and it’s time to set goals. We’ve all heard about S.M.A.R.T. goals and it’s a great time for a quick refresh! When setting goals, make them SMART and ask yourself these questions: Specific: What specifically will the goal accomplish? How will it be accomplished? Measureable: What might indicate whether or not […]

15 January 2014