Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The language of performance appraisals

Just because we are a developer of Performance Appraisals Software doesn't mean the Activ Appraisals team don't have a sense of humour.  This cartoon may be tongue in cheek, but sadly it is the fly-by-seat approach to conducting appraisals that can be adopted by line managers.

We know that HR Managers know how to do performance appraisals in such a way that it leaves employees more motivated and engaged - but here's a post on some of the politically correct language to describe certain office behaviours during appraisals.  It made us smile so we decided to share:

"Good at identifying management problems": Moans a lot
"Gets along extremely well with superiors and subordinates alike": A coward.
"Happy": Paid too much.
"Hard worker": Usually does it the hard way.
"Indifferent to instruction": Knows more than superiors.
"Internationally known": Likes to go to conferences and trade shows in Las Vegas.
"Is well informed": Knows all office gossip and where all the skeletons are kept.
"Inspires the cooperation of others": Gets everyone else to do their work.
"Is unusually loyal": Wanted by no-one else.
"Keen sense of humour": Knows lots of dirty jokes.
"Keeps informed on business issues: Subscribes to Playboy and National Enquirer.
"Listens well": Has no ideas of his own and never contributes to discussions.
"Maintains a high degree of participation": Comes to work on time.
"Maintains professional attitude": A snob.
"Meticulous in attention to detail": A nitpicker.
"Mover and shaker": Favours steamroller tactics without regard for other opinions.

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