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Mental Health and Performance Management Software – how do the two tie-in together?

Gemma ScottIn England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week, according to mental health charity Mind. In recent years, acknowledgement and support for mental…
CHANGE AT WORK

The word ‘Change’ need no longer be feared in the workplace

Gemma Scott‘Change’ can be a highly emotive word. It can often be linked with positive transitions – a new job, a promotion at work or a brand new office; yet even the most encouraging changes can create anxiety for individuals due…
Beating the January blues in the workplace

Top tips for beating the January blues in your office

Gemma ScottWe blinked and 2018 arrived! This week, deflated employees drag themselves back into the office with the #backtowork blues, focusing on their New Year’s Resolutions. For some employees, this may be the commitment to look for…
Drive high performance

What is the secret tool that every business should be using to drive high performance in 2018?

Lucinda Carney C PsycholWhen researching different performance appraisal systems it is easy to focus purely on the appraisal functionality and how close you can get it to your own paper based version, however by doing so you would be missing…
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Do your managers support your performance appraisal software?

Lucinda Carney C Psychol A battle faced when investing in any software is uptake. Performance appraisal software is no different, it can only act as an enabler and not offer a solution in its own right. For this reason we work…

When Experience Leads To Underperformance

Lucinda Carney C PsycholRecently I was reflecting on the various types of underperformance that I have experienced throughout my career and asked myself the question, what could I have done differently to address, or better yet, stop…
BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE

What can Behavioural Science tell us about Performance Management?

                            Lucinda Carney C Psychol I was recently invited to speak at the prestigious CIPD Behavioural Science at Work Conference with Kevin Croft of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, where I presented findings…
CHANGE AGENT

Could Kotter’s 8 step change model be the change agent for your new performance appraisal system?

Gemma ScottSo, you have been tasked with moving the organisation into the 21st century by sourcing an online performance appraisal solution – no pressure! Performance reviews are often emotive and so choosing the right software provider…
Onboarding technology

Why does effective onboarding matter?

Lucinda Carney C PsycholRecruiting talent is a costly business. Quite aside from the physical cost of advertising or agency fees, there is the cost in productivity and team morale of being a person down. Once you have recruited someone,…
Building the business case for online appraisals

Building The Business Case For An Online Performance Appraisal System

Gemma ScottAll too often HR are criticised for their lack of business finesse. This is exemplified by the outdated paper-based appraisal systems still embedded within organisations that don't deliver any business benefits and act as a…