Four Quick (Do & Don’t) Tips for Getting Staff Reviews Right

Conducting staff reviews is an essential part of being a manager, and it can be a great opportunity to: Reconnect with your employees; Workshop any issues; and Set fresh goals for the months ahead. To ensure reviews are positive and constructive, follow these four quick do’s and don’ts. 1. Do Not Space Reviews Too Far… Read More

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A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose & Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System. Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles… Read More

British Army Employee Appraisal: Linking Performance & Appraisal

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System. Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles and perform… Read More

Linking Difficult, Great, Easy & Small

“Do that which is difficult, while it is easy.” Sun Tzu That’s the crunched version, others include: “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” “Plan for what it is difficult while it is… Read More

The British Army’s Performance Appraisal System: Linking the Appraiser & Appraisee

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles and perform… Read More

Performance Management: Amazon Performance Tools & Business Practice Osmosis

Real-time performance management enters a new era. At first glance, Amazon’s now infamous Anytime Feedback Tool – which employees can use to submit reports to managers about each others’s performance – might look like a hi-tech way to gossip about your colleagues. But, when you combine it with the online retailer’s Organisational Level Review performance… Read More

Joining the Military & Your Future Job: Assigned or Chosen?

Having browsed a number of military and military-related forums regarding recruitment and selection, I noticed the same (two-part) question popping up: Do they assign you a role, or do you choose the role yourself? If you apply as an officer but don’t succeed (e.g. insufficient leadership skills) do they encourage you to apply again as… Read More