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Questions regarding how well one is at performing tasks required of a job.

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Project teammate having unrevealed problems and affecting performance

Some background: I work as a Software Manager in Singapore. We accept & develop software projects for client in a team. My project team and I have been working on a project for around 9 months ...
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Joel Test equivalent for a high-performing digital marketing teams?

The Joel Test is a great, simple way to measure the quality of a software development team. It's just 12 questions: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily ...
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Performance Indicator Advice [closed]

Could I seek some guidance please on how to design a performance indicator? The workflow is related to data analytics from digital devices such as computer hard drives. Each task allocated to a ...
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Can my supervisor verbally put me in Performance improvement plan(PIP) from past date? [closed]

My supervisor has mentioned recently in an email that I am in PIP, however I am not aware if I agreed for any PIP and since which day I am in PIP. Also, I have never singed any documents for PIP not ...
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I am irreplaceable but cannot do my job due dependency on incapable colleagues' work [closed]

I work for a small company of about 10 employees. The owner comes from an entirely different field. I was the first employee he hired. I used my experience in this field to help him build the company, ...
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Employees are gaming their performance metrics, instead of doing what's best for the company

I'd have expected that all employees are expected to do what's best for the company. However this appears to be an ideal that's not reached in practice, and people seem fixated on hitting their key ...
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Is it professional to be too specific about a person's behavior even if it impacts work?

If someone is not using their time efficiently thereby causing extra work and delays to other colleagues obviously this is something to report to the manager to deal with. But when the usage of the ...
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Poor performance [closed]

working with a startup that has an app with thousands of users. last two releases to Test flight have resulted in crashes. don't know the cause since the App works flawlessly on my end. I also have no ...
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My manager's high expectations are affecting my internship reviews and jeopardising my graduation

TLDR I am concerned that I will fail my internship due to unusually high expectations from my manager. It could be due to the very polished impression I gave on my interview. What steps should I ...
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How openly should transferring an underperformer from a team happen? [duplicate]

I am a technical team lead. We have an under performer in the team (he joined one month ago, and is not picking up fast enough). We will most likely remove him from our team. What are the positive ...
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How can you give negative or constructive feedback to your manager?

As mentioned in another question I am part of a new team that is not performing well. The main reason is the relatively newly promoted manager (with a bit of "help" from some team members). The whole ...
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What are the most common ways for small companies to track performance & feedback, if any? [closed]

For companies with < 200 employees, especially in tech, is performance & feedback tracking typically seen as mandatory, a big plus, or unnecessary? And when it does exist, what are the most ...
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Explain in interview being fired twice in short interval? [duplicate]

I got fired today from a company I joined about 3 months ago. Before that I was fired from another company after joining them for 2 months. Both positions were as a Software Engineer and from both it ...
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What to make of a very small performance bonus

Quick note: I will try to make this as concise and non-ranty as possible. Background: I've been working at a large company in the US for about 18 months, it's my first "real job", and so far, things ...
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Is changing employment term contract and asking for a per project rate in current employment good? [closed]

I am working as a consultant in an organisation, I get good pay of which I save 80% even after living well. But I see there are some other consultants who get paid less but the difference is 10x in ...
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Co-worker tells me he cannot keep up [closed]

I got something like this from a co-worker: I can no longer keep up with things here. I just don't know how to approach tasks and I also have now clue how to catch up with things here. To me, ...
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What to do after I finish assigned task at work? [closed]

Okay, so I just started my very first job ever. So I don't know what to expect from any of this. I'm a stocker/sales associate at a super market. We're currently preparing to open so we're stocking up ...
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How to deal with under-performing coworker during leadership change

I work in IT, in a healthcare facility in the US. The IT department manager was fired. Unrelated, the next level boss—the CFO—transferred to another facility. It has been declared that the manager ...
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New software engineer not invited to user experience meeting. Should I be worried?

Background: I'm a fairly green software engineer that just graduated from college. I got hired by the company I interned at for over 2 years during college and have been with the company for almost 3 ...
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what recommendations can I give to a colleague who is not preforming as well as expected [closed]

I work on a small team( 3 of us) Our senior dev is getting frustrated with my other colleague (we are both junior devs) because: a) She is taking longer than he thinks she should to get her portion ...
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Can an employer offer PTO/Vacation time as a bonus?

I've found at my current job, our bonus structure does little to motivate our employees to actually meet or out-perform the goals that are being set for them. In general, the employees are very ...
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What is my manager afraid of? [closed]

Recently I had a conversation with my supervisor, where I asked about my development. My initial performance when I came to the department a few years ago was not as high as we both would have hoped ...
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Under performing employee will be fired if I ask for him off my team

I've got a teammate that fails to follow through with his responsibilities on a regular basis. He is extremely knowledgeable from a tech standpoint and understands the code very well. When he is ...
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Unclear responsibilities in consulting company in respect to HR relevant issues

The situation is a follows: I work as a senior consultant for customer projects (in Germany). Currently is one junior colleague (mainly) working with me on some projects for which I am responsible, ...
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How to progress my skills development as both the technical lead and youngest member on my team?

Background: I'm currently working as a technical consultant, I'm employed by a large consulting company but have been with the same client for just under 3 years. Currently I'm working on a project ...
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How do I address poor performance that is exacerbated by religious practices?

My line report has poor attention to detail at the best of times. From typos to major coding errors to faulty numbers entering draft reports. I have raised these issues with him and we are resolving ...
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Attitude to take following reported user complains [closed]

I am apparently getting bad feedback from clients recently. My manager, which I don't have a good relationship with, re-opened my yearly objectives to add their feedback as an objective to be solved. ...
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Handling employee who has disclosed anxiety and depression [closed]

We're new business owners in Australia. We were only a couple of weeks in to our business when we moved a confident employee who really wanted to work for us (with a customer-facing role) from casual ...
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Being told you make too much

How usual is it for your manager bring up how high is your salary to criticize your performance and delivery output? That happened to me and I found it to be rather offensive. EDIT - I did deliver ...
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Now that I am under performance improvement plan, I don't feel the same anymore. Is it bad for me? [closed]

If you go through my history, I have been put under a performance improvement plan. Great, a chance to improve on things. But here's the one thing, I don't think my heart is where it should be in ...
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Recovering from getting fired twice

First off, this is a bit of me fishing for encouragement which I desperately need. I was an economics student in College, and in the first job out of school (which I hated) I discovered a knack for ...
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Am I responsible if a low-skilled friend joins my company and fails to do his job? [closed]

I worked in a company some years ago where I met with this person, who became one of my friends also outside the workplace. When I left that company we kept in contact with each other of what we are ...
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Asked my boss the wrong question

I am on my second month on my job and don't have a lot of assignments. After a little thinking I decided to tell that to my boss to see if I could be helping in other tasks. The very moment I asked ...
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I am slated to be put on performance improvement plan for sixty days, I have one week to decide & I don't know what to do [closed]

I am creating a new question with an update to this question of mine. So the meeting happened & as some of answers had expected, my boss's boss was there as a witness. I am going to be really ...
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I just got an invite for a meeting with my boss and boss's boss titled “Performance Improvement Plan”. Should I be worried? [closed]

This is the first time I am hearing about this. I have a questions: What can one typically expect in a meeting such as this? I have been at this company for more than a year now and this is my first ...
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How do I know I'm not unknowingly messing up my software apprenticeship?

I'm currently in the second year of my apprenticeship as a software developer in Germany. My day-to-day work consists of getting tasks, doing them and then handing them off to the customer (other ...
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Avoiding the terror of a Performance Improvement Plan

Over my career, I have needed to take several team members through a PIP (performance improvement plan). I was also given a PIP during one job. From both sides of the coin, there are many things ...
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Held responsabile for not playing a role that I was never assigned [closed]

Just got my review from direct manager, among other things he is claminig my lack of urgency and thus giving me a lower score. After thinking a bit was able to identify the situation where I have ...
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I'm on a PIP but really need this job. Should I ask for a lower salary?

I am a 55 years old programmer. In my career I worked with too many technologies. Jack of all trades master of none, as they say. My brain is filled up to the brim and new technologies get harder to ...
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Supervisor slow to give me new responsibilities after my father passed away

A year and a half ago I graduated college with a degree in EE and started working at a big company in my home town. At the time, my father was terminally ill with cancer (which was a large factor in ...
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How to handle rumours in the workplace?

I've been with my company for over two years and feel my performance has been good. We don't have performance reviews, so I don't know how my colleagues feel. Recently, I have heard overheard rumours ...
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Would a manager give a more positive performance review than deserved?

I recently had my first performance review, and I was given a very positive review. This was far better than I expected my review to be, especially comparing my skills and knowledge to other, ...
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can I ask for a raise even when I'm paid way above the top?

The fact is that I'm already being paid over the top and a raise seems very odd. The way I got to my current salary was because I was counter offered two times in a year, two years ago. I learn real ...
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How do I demonstrate excellence working in poorly understood or non-core roles?

Organizations usually have one or more main goals (e.g. revenue sources for a company, mission statements for a government department or charity) and many staff directly work toward them. For example, ...
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Meeting with my boss about underperformance?

I'm working as a senior developer in a software company and recently started a new project. However, the project is based on some technologies that no one on the team (and even in the company) has a ...
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What can my boss do to help? [closed]

I've got a somewhat complicated situation at work. For the past three years I've been recovering from mental illness. Two years ago I was offered a job at my current employer and accepted. My recovery ...
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What to do when your company consider estimates are part of your KPI? [closed]

I’m a software developer working for a finance firm of about 50 employees, 15 of which developers. I joined the company less than one year ago on a contract. I’ve recently been praised for my ...
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One of my reports is slacking off. Should I move him to a different desk so his screen is visible to others?

For a long time now, one of my team members has been much less productive than I'd expect someone in his role to be. He seems to waste a lot of time with non-work related things. I've brought his poor ...
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How to grow yourself when your task is not specific? [closed]

I have been working on different tasks chosen by myself as a specific task is not allocated. I am free to choose tasks. Due to lack of a specific job task and needing to work on different tasks I find ...
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Notice period for resignation (to counter PIP) [closed]

This question is closely related to this Accept PIP or resign? question, but is slightly different. I am a victim of a conspiracy by my supervisor. He has been hatching a plot against me for the last ...