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“Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.” Arnold H. Glasgow (1905 to 1998) His business was a humour magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their “house organ” to send to their customers. He carried on this business for over 60 years, publishing his first book at age… Read More

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UK Military Appraisal Reports: Developing vs Insufficient Knowledge

The appraisal report provides an assessment of performance which is a combination of grading against a range of attributes and a narrative that can add weight and evidence to the graded assessments. The assessment of performance provides awareness of an individual’s achievements and competence in relation to their responsibilities and objectives, as well as an… Read More

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

Quantity & Measured versus Quality & Judged

“In fact, quality, not quantity, becomes the watchword. But quality must be judged, not measured.” (Bleecker, 1986, p.98). Reference Bleecker, S. (1986) Taking the Factory out of the Office. Computerworld: The Newsweekly for the Computer Community. XX(24), pp.95-104.

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