5 creative ways to carry out appraisals

The annual performance appraisal – traditionally carried out between worker and manager, probably in an impersonal meeting room or corner, involving a litany of complaints and problems, sandwiched neatly between a couple of thin slices of positivity, and finishing with an overall score or rating.Or at least, that’s the cliché, the version that we all dread (including the manager).But it doesn’t have to be that way. Everybody wants to know how they’re doing… and very few people actually want to do a bad job… so, feedback on performance is important. However, maybe it can be delivered


Bring your own device or bring your own disaster?

As organisations move away from being PC centric to user-centric, with more employees able to bring their own devices into the workplace, what are the implications to the business world?Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is now part of a growing trend which encompasses Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) and Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) initiatives. Smartphones are the most common example of a BYOD in the office, but increasingly employees are taking their own tablets, laptops and USB drives into work and using those devices to access company information and applications.