Performance Evaluations

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Who is PsyBar?! Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at the 2019 SHRM Anunual Conference and Exposition at (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas.

June 6, 2019



Q: I was very unhappy with the “meets expectations” rating I received on my performance evaluation for 2018. I don’t think my supervisor has a good idea of what I do.  He thinks he does, but I actually do a lot more than what he’s aware of. I’m trying to figure out how to reply to the evaluation without sounding defensive. Do you have any suggestions for what I should write in the “employee comments” section?

January 29, 2019




The annual performance review is becoming obsolete, and employees couldn’t be happier. Organizations are now abandoning forced rankings and archaic rating scales that have traditionally been used to calculate future compensation and career advancement.

August 27, 2018

Just because “everyone” used to do something doesn’t mean it was the right or smart thing to do.

That’s one of the good things about humanity – we often (although certainly not always) improve many aspects of our lives as the earth keeps spinning.

Consumption of unhealthy diversions such as sugar-loaded cereal, soda and cigarettes is way down.

Value Hard to Find

If we can get smarter about what we devour, we should be able to do the same with the disdained annual performance review. Thankfully, we are.

May 27, 2015


In the same way that many believe that people are intrinsically good, I believe that people intrinsically want to succeed. There are always exceptions to the rule but keeping this at the front of my mind has helped me a ton in my HR career. Most employees want to come to work and do their best, even when it looks like they are floundering. One way we can help them do this is by creating a performance improvement plan to help them along the way.

February 18, 2015

There is no silver bullet for performance management: not an app, platform or systematic flow chart. It turns our that managing performance is as much about knowing your people as it is knowing the metrics of their performance.

October 21, 2014