Managers Needs Better Training and Competency in the Area of Performance Management – According to New Study by’s Research Institute

Ensuring skilled and trained managers who are competent and more accountable in performance management (PM) will be critical for the success of PM in the near future.

Human Resource (HR) professionals perceive that most managers lack the key skills needed according to the 2019 edition of the HR Research Institute’s exclusive annual survey on performance management topics.  While the vast majority of organizations (90%) have performance management processes, few appear to be generating effective results (only 30% are effective or very effective).

The free research report, “The State of Performance Management 2019,” is now available for download. Based on responses from 354 HR professionals participating in the exclusive industry research study fielded in the second quarter of 2019, some other notable insights were revealed:

  • Most PM processes include basic PM features such as discussion of goals (81%) and opportunities for both positive and corrective feedback (79%). However, few of those processes (34%) accurately portray employee performance.
  • The majority of HR professionals (68%) say helping employees learn and grow is a critical goal for a performance review process.  Better technology and leveraging AI will help to facilitate feedback and connect PM with learning and development (L&D).

“Constructive feedback and performance reviews don’t have to be dreaded annual chores,” said Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of “Open employee-employer communication, clear goals, and ongoing manager training makes a world of difference in helping employees grow and achieving PM success.”

For more information on the The 2019 State of Performance Management survey and to gain key strategic takeaways from this exclusive industry research, the full complimentary report and corresponding infographic is available for download now:


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Debbie McGrath
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