Always Revisit Your Core Values

When I work with companies one of the first things I want them to establish is core values. These core values must come from within the organization with all employees and potentially some board members and volunteers participating in the process. The process involves...

Online or Paper Appraisals?

IAS makes online performance appraisals affordable to small businesses with as few as 2 staff members! TrakStar is an online performance appraisal system that takes the pain out of performance reviews. For most managers the difficulty of doing performance reviews...

The Importance of Keeping Performance Records

As the end of the year approached many of us plan for staff performance evaluations. For most of us that means racking our brain to come up with some specific examples of what our people have done performance wise that is worth noting. For most of us that also means...

Why On-going Performance Planning is Important

Ongoing performance planning involves addressing the positives and negatives in an employee’s performance directly with each employee at the time of the event as well as keeping ongoing performance notes on each employee. This takes discipline and time. I think it is...

Tips for Doing those Pesky Employee Evaluations

Ah… performance evaluation time! Something we all love. Ok, maybe not. Doing performance evaluations is often one of the most dreaded tasks a manager has. Here are a couple tips to make it just a little easier. Keep ongoing performance notes. This is easiest...