Transform Performance Management

Performance management strategies that align individual work with organizational goals

Performance management isn’t performing

A vast majority of HR leaders (84%) are working to fix their performance management systems. While companies have addressed poor performance results by reinventing their performance management process, they have been routinely disappointed. This has caused employees and managers to perceive performance management as bureaucratic, costly and of low value. 

Performance management and talent management processes are absolutely critical for us because we need to have the capability within the company to produce quickly to remain competitive and we need top performing talent for that.

Jamie Whitmore

Head of Global Talent, Ansell

Build flexible and ongoing performance management systems

The best companies are shifting away from rigid systems toward a more flexible approach that reinforces the critical behaviors that matter every day, and aligned individual work with organizational goals. Effective performance management includes providing meaningful, real-time feedback; ensuring that employees have clear expectations; and coaching employees to achieve their maximum performance levels. 

Insights you can use

Gartner’s performance management insights, advice, data and tools help HR streamline performance management systems to maximize value to the business.

Understand the Changes That Make Performance Management More Effective

Eighty-one percent of HR leaders say they’re making changes to performance management but are unsure of impact. To better understand what changes move the needle, Gartner interviewed nearly 10,000 executives and employees to understand common performance management pain points plus strategies for increasing performance management’s utility. 

Consider Incorporating User Ratings in Performance Management

In this article, Gartner explores the impact of user ratings and details a few performance management strategies that actually improve performance and could be complemented by a user rating system. 

Enable Business-Driven Performance Management

HR leaders should serve as consultants to ensure effective business-driven performance management. Use this guide to create a structured approach to customization that is aligned to organizational talent management outputs and principles, but also supports the unique needs of the business. 

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SVP, Talent, Wiley

How do we help you transform performance management?

Laurie Roy, VP of Human Resources and Global Talent Management at Alcoa, shares how Gartner’s research and advisory services helped her team transform performance management to create a different work culture.

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