Our new research — a survey of HR leaders, managers and employees which explores attitudes to and adoption of performance management across the UK — is here. It’s the first comprehensive research piece capturing the views of HR leaders, managers and employees on performance management: how they use it and the purpose it serves.
As a team, we’ve been discussing the idea of this report for a long time. We meet inspiring HR leaders every day — people who want to make a difference to their organisations. But performance management serves everyone, not just HR. We wanted to hear the opinions of the people who use it every day (or annually).
So we were inspired by that knowledge gap, and delighted to find plenty of thought leaders and influential figures who wanted to contribute and have their say on how the UK does PM. Both Barry Flack and Lucy Adams, whose work we’ve followed and respected for years, have weighed in on the numbers we’ve captured and the conclusions we’ve drawn. The smart folk over at Fosway Group have lent their well-known impartiality and focus to the work by providing a foreword. And Ian Macrae, whose work in performance psychology has been a constant source of inspiration to us over the last few months, has also shared his unique perspective.
Lucy Adams gets straight to the point with a passionate call to make feedback part of your everyday routine. Ian Macrae looks a little deeper at why our appetite for conversations and feedback, allied to simpler and more intuitive systems, grows and develops as we get more of it. And finally, Barry Flack takes a typically pragmatic and irreverent look at why our managers (and our tech) need to come together to improve the employee experience.
Our report is available now to download. It includes all of our research, essays from our three contributors and a foreword from David Wilson, managing director of research gurus Fosway Group. We’re already thinking of next year’s edition so if you think we’ve missed anything, or you’d like to highlight any trends or issues you’d like to see included in 2020, reach out to us by email or on social by using #ukpmreport2019.
The UK Performance Management Report 2019
You can now download the full report.