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9 Fascinating Facts About Performance Reviews

You may have heard about Microsoft abandoning its controversial “stack ranking” method of evaluating employees. It forced managers to stack employees in terms of “high,” “middle” and “low” performers during annual reviews. Around the same time, Yahoo made news for adopting ranking employees on a curve.All Performance Management Read the complete article

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The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. (Remember “grading by the curve?”) Research shows that this statistical model, while easy to […] Performance Management Read the …

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