Performance Management Webinars

Are employees meeting their job requirements? Are there areas for improvement? What needs to be shifted to reach optimal performance? Performance management provides a structured plan for developing, managing, and improving employee performance. While regular reviews may feel like a chore, if done correctly, they can improve performance and productivity across your organization. HRDQ-U’s free performance management webinars give you the tools you need to implement effective and consistent performance.

Featured Webinars

Coaching Conversations

If you want to conduct impactful coaching conversations that motivate, encourage, and inspire others to act, then Coaching Conversations is the one HRDQ-U webinar you won’t want to miss! During this webinar, participants examine a four-step strategy for leading impactful coaching conversations.

Courageous Leadership: How to Build Backbone, Boost Performance, and Get Results

There’s more to leadership than having a notable title and being in charge of a team. You might have the authority to manage other people, but if you’re an unsuccessful leader, you won’t be able to guide and inspire your employees to accomplish their goals.

How Listening Skills Can Improve Workplace Performance

If you want to make real improvements to communication, it’s time to listen up. This listening skills test helps individuals to develop their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses so they are better equipped to handle customer complaints, negotiate contracts, manage teams, and more.

Performance Management 101

Your performance management strategy should be consistently applied to all employees, taken seriously, and accurately benchmarked. Follow these steps to help your managers employ performance management that sticks:

You need to ensure employees understand what’s expected of them by setting clear goals. What use are performance management standards if employees don’t know what they are, why they matter, or how to reach them?

In the planning phase, managers need to ensure jobs are clearly outlined, goals are set, and expectations are clear. Managers should also be soliciting employee feedback and creating a dialogue about roles and responsibilities. Coming to an understanding early on is essential for effective performance management.

Ensure employees are in a regular dialogue with their managers about the expectations and goals outlined in the planning phase. Keeping the conversation open and transparent ensures that employees aren’t blindsided when more formal reviews come around.

Regular check-ins involve providing ongoing feedback and suggestions for improvement. Make sure managers have the tools they need to understand when and how to keep these conversations going. That could mean enforcing regular check-in meetings between managers and their reports, soliciting monthly feedback up the reporting chain, or having regular HR check-ins with management.

Evaluation is the formal review phase of performance management. Some organizations conduct annual performance reviews while others may choose to do them more often. Managers lead these formal evaluations and assess employee performance against the benchmarks set in the planning phase. If reasonable goals are set and regular check-ins are transparent, the results of employee evaluations shouldn’t come as a surprise to any employees. Instead, it may serve as a more standardized tool for comparing performance across the organization and identifying systemic areas for improvement.

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With HRDQ-U performance management webinars, you can provide your managers with the tools they need to cultivate effective conversations with their reports and ensure teams are on track with expectations.

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Archived Webinars

Leadership Skills That Are Critical To Success

The business pages of the world’s newspapers are filled with stories about managers and executives who suddenly self destruct because of their lack of leadership skills. Individuals who were once considered to be successful ultimately fail, either ending up in a dead-end career or let go by their once seemingly loyal organization. This phenomenon is called derailment. Just as a train falls off of its tracks, this breakdown is never intentional, and it almost always causes considerable damage. The good news is that derailment can be predicted, and even prevented, when managers are given the right leadership skills resources.

Supervisory Skills 101 – What Makes a Great Supervisor?

What makes a supervisor great? While there may not be a quick and simple answer to that question, there is a certain set of skills for supervisors, that, when learned through time and exposure, make supervisors more effective.