Armstrong’s Handbook of Performance Management

Manage staff performance with this handbook on the latest innovations in performance management as well as guidance on feedback, pay and personnel development planning.


Book Details


Kogan Page

Publication date

12 Mar 2017







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About The Author

Michael Armstrong

Is a former Chief Examiner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Managing Partner of E-Reward and an independent management consultant. He has spent 25 years as an HR practitioner, including 12 as HR Director of a publishing company. He has sold over 500,000 books on the subject of HRM, and is the author of a suite of several best-selling HR books, also published by Kogan Page.

Armstrong’s Handbook of Performance Management addresses all areas of performance management, from performance pay and giving feedback to managing underperformers and having difficult conversations, so organizations can optimize staff performance. This fully updated and restructured 6th edition analyzes traditional as well as the latest developments in performance management including the shift from ratings and annual reviews. Veteran HR expert Michael Armstrong examines where these new approaches should be embraced and where traditional methods of performance management may be preferable. Packed with examples, exercises, checklists and new case studies from organizations such as Microsoft, IBM and Expedia, this book remains the most authoritative and engaging textbook on performance management.

Armstrong’s Handbook of Performance Management is aligned to the CIPD standards for Performance Management and so is ideal for those working towards the intermediate and advanced-level qualifications. Supporting online resources include an instructor’s manual, a student’s manual, lecture slides, a glossary of terms and a literature review.


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