Forced Ranking and the Bell Curve: How Outdated HR Practices Undermine Employee Performance

According to the practice of “forced ranking,” in order to develop, a company has to identify its best and worst performers and then “nurture” the winners and rehabilitate/discard the “losers.”  While this concept makes sense, its implementation poses great risks, because many companies use the Bell Curve to plot, and ultimately reward, employee performance. The Bell … Continue reading Forced Ranking and the Bell Curve: How Outdated HR Practices Undermine Employee Performance

How Three of the World’s Top Companies Evaluate Employee Performance

If you’ve ever been employed, chances are you’ve had to deal with the enigma of the annual performance review. This half-century old (yes, it’s that old) evaluation process continues to dominate the way we view employee relations all around the world. If you don’t see any benefit from annual reviews, you are not alone. A … Continue reading How Three of the World’s Top Companies Evaluate Employee Performance