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Writing Performance Reviews Without the Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Like all managers, I have spent many frustrating hours trying to write performance reviews. It starts with searching for the performance plan, but after a while, I give up and ask HR for a copy. They tell me they’re not sure it’s the final version because I never gave them the signed copies. Fantastic! I ask my team for their […]

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WorkCompass Named Among 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016 by Leading Tech Analysts

WorkCompass today announced that The Silicon Review Magazine has named it among the 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.  “The Silicon Review 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016 program identifies the companies transforming the way we work via cutting-edge technology. These companies are leading the seismic shifts that today’s company leaders need to be thinking about before it’s […]

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Silence is Golden

The biggest mistake managers make in performance management is wanting to tell an employee what to do. My definition of telling? Not letting the employee interact with you in a meaningful way during any performance conversation.  A general rule of thumb with any performance conversation, whether formal or informal – if you’re the manager and you’re doing 80-90% of the […]

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“I Disagree” Is Not An Option

Have you ever felt like you’re playing charades so that someone will understand what you’re trying to say? You try to get your opinion in the conversation, but their interest is little to none. Maybe they understand what you’re saying, but they just don’t care… It’s easy to ask ourselves these following questions and blow-up the situation in our mind: […]

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Don’t Be a Dictator! Let The Employee Talk About How They View Their Own Performance

Let’s say you’re sitting down to deliver a performance review to one of your employees, or you’re doing a performance check-in that’s not the formal review.  At some point, you want to let the employee talk about how they view their own performance, right? Sure you do.  After all, you’re not a dictator, right?  At least not intentionally. Let’s break […]

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