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a list of plans and projects which are ought to happen in the future.

Ditching Annual Performance Review

Last week, while browsing on Facebook, i encountered a story about a certain company ditching out its employee’s annual performance review. I was shocked and at the same time interested to know the reason why this company fearlessly decided to remove their yearly evaluation. It was indeed a bold move for that company.

One of the main reasons why this company opt to remove performance review is:

 Rather than having managers rank and review workers once per year, the new initiative — called Performance Achievement — calls for informal reviews that can be given at the manager’s discretion, for example, after a worker has completed a specific project.

“……. The new system is intended to give workers more opportunities to get feedback from managers and coaching to improve their performance. The new system will still be used to inform decisions made about compensation and promotions, Jones added.

Companies have been doing performance appraisal every year to identify and achieve the team member’s individual KPIs.  Performance appraisal is also being used to identify strengths of the employee or identify those areas that needs improvement.  In short, this process is for evaluation and developmental purposes.

As an HR practitioner, i know the purpose and importance of performance evaluation. Some may perceive it differently  or positively, as follows:

    • It encourages employees to perform better in the future
    • It presents an opportunity for employees to leverage positive performance for an increase in salary or promotion
    • During the appraisal, employees can discuss strengths and weaknesses with a supervisor, in effect, allowing employees to discuss personal concerns
    • It provides communication between a supervisor and employee on a regular basis to discuss job duties and issues with work performance
    • It allows employees to identify what skills may be lacking and need to be acquired or improved upon. There are instances when education provided by the company is a necessity to advance success overall
    • It holds employees accountable for their job performance, and since the employee knows that an appraisal is coming, the employee has the opportunity to prepare in advance
    • It provides the opportunity for managers to explain organizational goals and the ways in which employees can participate in the achievement of those goals( http://www.atessabenefits.com/atessa-blog/understanding-the-importance-of-performance-appraisals/)

The most challenging aspect of a performance appraisal is measuring the actual performance of the employee since performance will be based on actual vs target. The process itself is time consuming especially if you have several employees to be evaluated, sometimes twice, in a given year. In several instances due to the number of employees to be evaluated and lack of time management there were employees whose evaluations have been compromised and completed for the sake of compliance. You’ll only get to know the scenario once employees started to make noise or manifest dissatisfaction.This leads to the pain points of performance appraisal.

Dissatisfied Employees
Dissatisfied Employees

Some pain points of performance evaluation as quoted in Yahoo’s article:

Criticism of performance reviews is ubiquitous among academics who study workplace management. Their main pain points: the system wastes time and money, alienates employees, and is all-in-all redundant, since any good manager is already keeping an eye on employee performance without a system in place. A whopping 95% of managers said they are dissatisfied with their performance review process, according to a 2014 survey of 10,000 workers, also conducted by CEB. Nearly 60% of employees said they felt reviews weren’t worth their time. CEB also estimates that for a big company with more than 10,000 workers, annual reviews can easily cost upwards of $35 million with less than stellar results. Ninety percent of HR professionals surveyed by the firm said they did not feel performance review results painted an accurate picture of workplace productivity. (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/accenture-is-the-latest-major-company-to-ditch-dreaded-annual-reviews-192428343.html)

Do we really need yearly performance evaluation?Is performance evaluation helpful to the business? Is it time to look for a more creative and practical ways of evaluating employees?

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Kalinga: A trek to remember (K.I.D.S. Foundation)

I was looking for a sagada trip this year and i found this blog from http://www.visitsagada.com. You can have adventure and charity with this kind of project.


Hi everyone!

It’s the second leg of K.I.D.S. Foundation’s, A TREK TO REMEMBER (Medical-Dental Mission) with our partner in Kalinga, the IDP Foundation. We would like to invite medical practitioners; doctors, dentists, nurses, nature lovers, travel geeks, or simply, those young at heart to explore another memorable trek going to Tanudan, Kalinga while getting a chance to know 3,500 pangol tribe & locals of 14 remote barangays of Tanudan.

A Trek To Remember – is a bi-annual trek of the K.I.D.S. Foundation that, distributes books and school supplies for public schools in far flung places. This trek-for-a-cause brings the trekker back to nature and assures the participant of a different kind of high that one can only feel when one shares. This month of May we would like to continue this journey and we will be trekking to two (2) barangays; Baccong and Bawak of Tanudan, Kalinga that will serve the fourteen (14) barangays: Ammaboy, Magtoma, Lay-asan, Burninan, Liyang, Cabugao, Gombowoy, Sabila, Allubaggan, Darulog, Pagugo & Mabaca to bring not only school supplies and books but, a Medical and Dental services and conduct a gift-giving in preparation for the opening of the school year. Tanudan is a 4th class municipality of Kalinga province.

What: A TREK TO REMEMBER VII: Medical-Dental Mission & School Supplies Gift-giving for Pangol tribe & locals of Kalinga

Where: Tanudan, Kalinga (right next to the picturesque town of Tinglayan)

When: May 20th – 24th (ETD for Kalinga at 6PM of Friday – ETA in Manila 5AM of Tuesday)

Registration starts today.
Registration fee is Php3,000.00 (meals, transfers & accommodation). Deadline for Registration is on April 30th and Payment is on May 10th. Kindly, send your registration form via email: rt_oquendo@yahoo.com.

In case you want to experience the adventures in Kalinga here are the extra fees that you have to consider for the R&R or explore in Tabuk, Kalinga after the medical mission (whole day of Monday):

– White Water rafting Php2,500.00
– Kalinga purse & bag Php 30.00 – 500.00
– Kalinga wall decor – Php1,000.00/pair
– Kalinga blend Coffee – Php120.00 to Php150.00/box

In addition, we need to bring medicines & medical supplies and we are also willing to accept cash donations to be used to purchase primarily the vitamins for 3,500 children for the medical mission.
We are hoping for your kind response. You may also call K.I.D.S. Office at (02) 708-KIDS (5437), (02) 348-2109 or 0922-854-3733 for questions or clarifications. Look for Rox and June.

KIDS FOUNDATION, INC.
Diether Ocampo
Karina Tanega
Mondo Castro
Tinette Cortes
Bene Go
Rapa Lopa
Darius Hizon
June Hamoy
Rox Oquendo

Thank you and See you all!

Roxanne T. Oquendo
Programs Manager
K.I.D.S. Foundation, Inc.
Ground floor, # 20 G. Araneta Ave.,
Brgy. Santo Domingo, Quezon City
Telefax: (02) 708-KIDS (5437)
(02)3482109 / 09228543733
rt_oquendo@yahoo.com
kidsfoundation_army@yahoo.com
http://www.kidsfoundation.org.ph

Realizing a Child’s Dream Today
Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan (K.I.D.S.) Foundation, Inc.
DSWD Registration Number: NCR-2007-R-035
SEC Registration Number: CN200600126
TIN: 243-359-313-000

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LOADING BUSINESS

Two weeks ago, i started my loading business. I accomplished one of my plans this 2010,yes! I posted banners of three networks together outside our house.  I also started giving load in the office already by word of mouth.

I started with four thousand pesos as capital. My brother Ryan got 2 phones for one thousand and he lend it to me. Thanks Bro, may utang pa ko.

Three years ago, i have a loading business and now i am starting the same business again.  Instead of putting my money in the bank,it is more practical to put it in the loading business, the interest is a lot more bigger and unlimited.  Cellphone is a necessity nowadays, its better to take advantage of that and do a litle business out of it.

Collage making contest

 

SAAN MANG PARTE NG MUNDO, ANO MAN ANG ADHIKAIN O IPINAGLALABAN MO…BABAE, TAGUMPAY KA NG BAYAN MO

Thank God I won the collage making contest in our office.  I featured the powerful women of different countries who made a mark in their chosen fields ,i. e. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Amelia Earheart, Suu Kyi, Princess Diana, Cory Aquino etc. They are the inspiration and heroes of today’s women who would give inspiration to the entire world.