How can we measure the performance of our software engineers?

Posted by Ted Johansson on Nov 8, 2018 10:01:25 AM

That question can send a chill down the spine of many young and aspiring engineering managers, and prompt a jaded sigh from old and weathered ones.

“Here we go again.” “Well, we can’t” is the most common reaction. “At least not in any meaningful way”, another interjects.“Or in ways that aren’t counter productive”, someone adds. “It’s complicated.” So what is it about measurements in software development that is so complicated? Why is it that we can’t, or shouldn’t, measure the performance of our engineers? And what can we do instead? We were faced with these same questions when building our engineering team in EngageRocket, and in this article we will outline some of the things that we have found work, and some that don’t.

We will start by having a look at the most common pitfalls when setting out to measure software development in general, and individual performance in particular.

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Topics: Recognition, Management, Mentoring, HR Tech, Tech

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

Posted by Chee Tung on Apr 13, 2017 8:37:18 AM

Do you know that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between US$450 billion to US$550 billion each year in lost productivity? According to a Gallup report, they are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away. It all comes down to the lack of employee engagement. 

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, Management, Millennials, motivation, Recognition, strategic HR, workplace culture

7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review

Posted by Catherine Cheong on Mar 9, 2017 8:53:06 AM

For many companies, it’s that time of the year again.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Management, Millennials, motivation, Performance Management, performance review, Recognition