Month: January 2020

Everyone Hates Annual Performance Reviews – Stop Doing Them

Manager’s hate writing and delivering annual performance reviews.  Employees hate doing self-appraisals and the dreaded annual review meeting.  Why?  For one, this might be the only formal feedback an employee receives all year.  There’s a lot riding on it.  Raises are often tied to the overall rating which adds to the pressure.  Even for employees…
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Chart of Industrial Production Index from January 1, 1919 to November 1, 2019

The Industrial Production Index is an economic indicator that measures real output for all facilities located in the United States manufacturing, mining, and electric, and gas utilities, excluding U.S. territories. The index is compiled on a monthly basis to bring attention to short- term changes in industrial production. The index also measures movements in production…
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