The issue of annual performance reviews is a regular topic of debate, and this article provides insights into one organisation’s shift away from formal performance ratings. Find out how this business encouraged HR to educate managers to ensure they had the tools and knowledge they needed for change to be successful.

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Charles Cotton, Senior Performance and Reward Adviser

Charles has recently led research into the business case for pensions, how front line managers make and communicate reward decisions, and managing reward risks, as well as the creation of a good practice guide on the annual pay review process. He is also responsible for the CIPD’s public policy work in the area of reward and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

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