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Alarming link between financial pressures and employee underperformance

WorkNest has revealed that almost half of employers (46%) believe financial pressures are one of the main external factors affecting employee underperformance. Homeworking (17%), childcare responsibilities (14%), and time management (13%) were also cited as key factors affecting employee performance.

Contributor: Danielle Scott, Employment Law Adviser and Solicitor - WorkNest | Published: 31 March 2023

Is hybrid working letting managers off the hook?

A new Performance Management Report from leading software and services provider, Advanced, has revealed that 48% of UK and US workers are struggling in a hybrid environment with 73% stating that their teams would benefit from spending more time with their manager. 

Contributor: Nick Gallimore, MD People Management - Advanced | Published: 20 February 2023

Appraisals must work harder to retain staff

A recent survey by IRIS Software Group (IRIS) showed that nearly half (47%) of UK employees don’t see a clear path to progression, and almost three quarters (68%) are facing delayed career growth due to a lack of support from their line managers and HR teams[i].

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ People HR | Published: 2 August 2022

Mental health is being stigmatised in performance management

Eight in ten employers (83%) aren’t ‘100 percent happy’ with undertaking performance management with an individual with an underlying mental health condition, new research has revealed.

Contributor: Toyah Marshall - WorkNest | Published: 25 July 2022

Poor performance spikes as employers clamp down

New research from AdviserPlus shows that capability and performance management cases are sharply increasing in the UK. Data from 140,000 employees suggests that notable rises in productivity and poor work quality cases are the reasons behind the surge.

Contributor: Amy Corcoran - AdviserPlus | Published: 15 December 2021

Businesses must urgently look beyond traditional ways of managing performance

As the drive toward the digitisation of the economy continues to accelerate, businesses must look beyond traditional ways of managing performance to become more responsive and build their resilience according to Reimagining performance management, a new report by AICPA & CIMA in partnership with WBCSD. Yet, the report also reveals that creating the performance-based corporate culture needed to support this shift, drive innovation, create value and move the business forward remains a challenge for many organisations.

Contributor: Andrew Harding, Chief Executive - Management Accounting, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants | Published: 29 September 2021

Are employees getting the recognition that they feel they deserve?

New employee research commissioned by performance management specialists, Appraisd, explores how employees feel about the recognition they receive at work. It uncovers experiences that vary wildly. While large numbers of employees are satisfied and receive regular praise, significant numbers get none at all and are feeling ignored.

Contributor: Roly Walter, Founder, Appraisd | Published: 27 July 2021

These are the most searched for questions about giving constructive feedback

Ask any expert, and they'll likely tell you that the best way to grow and develop employees is by giving them constructive feedback. But, if you've never formally evaluated or developed an employee feedback process before, this task can seem daunting. That's why Virtual College have used Google search data to find the top seven questions that people are searching for about giving constructive feedback right now—and have offered helpful answers to these. 

Contributor: Fiona Robinson - Virtual College | Published: 6 July 2021