Dear All,
I am working with a US based IT company as HR Manager. I have made a Reward System for my firm and have clubbed it with the Performance Management System. After getting the feedback from the various departments, I feel that there are certain things missing in the same. I wanted to study the Reward & Performance System of few other companies ( if possible of big IT companies like wipro, infosys, cisco etc...), but I dont have a link for the same. Kindly guide me where could I find these to study. Also if possible pls. guide me with the policy you are adopting for Performance Management & Reward System in your company.
Warm Regards
Prashant Raghuvanshi

From India, Mumbai
There are many useful posts available in this forum itself, just try to search for them and still if you don't find any post useful to you then do not hesitate to call me on 9375280888 we can discuss it further and if you think our talk remains useful we can share it to other forum members. :=)
All the best,

From India, Rajkot
hi ,
i have seen your experience but i like to about ethical issues involve in Performance appraisal. i tried many more page , i couldn't satisfied the answer which i referred in web.
Thank you

yours BALAJI

From India, Madras
Hello Prashant. There is lots of helpful and practical advice on performance management and rewards at

I hope this helps.

Les Allan
Author: From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance

From Australia, Glen Waverley
Hi Pankaj, I belong from same type of Company and i also have to make a performance management and Reward program in my organisation,so can you please help me out with few inputs.
From India, Hyderabad
Hi Nisha,
Although it will be my pleasure to assist you in any way I can, I wish to let you know that this issue has been discussed at length through following posts in which may senior/juniors members participated with great contribution. If you go through that communication you will get almost everything that you require:
For your ready reference I am re-attaching two formats that I submitted earlier in above posts.
If you still feel you require any sort of assistance feel absolutely free to write me back.
All the best.:)

From India, Rajkot

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Dear Sir,
I have been advised by the Management to organize a Company's news letter. I shall be grateful if you will give suitable advise as to how the information will be procured and what kind of company's information will be published in the news letter. Being HR I intend to provide a clumn for HR purpose. Kindly guide.
Thanks and regards,

From India, Delhi

I hope following article will help you.


Why Should You Create One?
Newsletters are one of the least expensive -- and most effective -- public relations tools that exist for drawing attention to a business or Web site.
By sending out a quality newsletter on a regular basis, you can keep clients, potential clients, the media, and other important sources updated about your business.
Frequency of mailing builds familiarity, and familiarity inspires return visits. Plus, the effort of creating a newsletter itself speaks volumes about your commitment to the subject. It also positions you as an expert and a valuable resource.

So, Let's Get Started
Begin by choosing a format and naming your newsletter
To save time and money later, decide early on: Will the newsletter be emailed or printed? If it's the latter, will it be 2 pages, 4, or more? Printed in black and white, 2/c, or 4/color? Do you need a logo? What about a designer to give the newsletter a stylish look? All that affects the total cost.
Since I'm not the greatest newsletter namer, the no-brainer advice I offer on the subject is 1) include the topic of your site in the title and 2) use the word News or one of its synonyms that also indicate timeliness.

Do You Need to Do Background Research First?
If you're going to write a newsletter for someone else, you need to understand their business first. In my last newsletter assignment, not being an expert on the the printing business, I started by asking the clients to supply informationthat could quickly acquaint me with what they do. I requested they send me printing trade papers, yearbooks, and highlights of their own correspondence, preferably pitch letters.

Interview Your Client -- Or Yourself
After reading the background information, draw up a list of questions. Ask:
  • What's unique about your company?
  • Who are your clients? (This tells you what kind of audience you'll be writing to.)
  • What recent product are your proudest of? Show it to me. Describe it in your own words. (This can be the core of a news or new-product feature in your newsletter.)
  • Have you won any awards?
  • Are there any clients who would provide a testimonial about your services? (Makes good filler material -- as long as it's short.)
  • What does your audience need to know about your business/service/product/idea?
  • Are there any misconceptions we can use the newsletter to clear up?
  • What advances in your industry will interest your audience?

Structure a Table of Contents
In developing a table of contents,think like an editor: Try to assemble a diverse and lively assortment of newsworthy pieces. Some articles can be long, others short. All need to be different in tone and content. How can you start?
Think of all the elements you see in a newspaper:
  • table of contents
  • masthead
  • news articles
  • feature articles
  • personality profiles
  • editorials
  • columns
  • new product announcements
  • good news/success stories
  • Q&A
  • puzzles
  • coming-attraction ads
Now, adapt this mix to your subject matter.You don't have to write the full story at first. Just come up with headlines that reflect the content that will follow. Then map out which items will go on each page of the newsletter.Once you know the editorial line-up, it's time to start writing.

How Much Will Fit?
Unless your newsletter is oversize, assume you'll have room for 3-6 items per page. Some as short as a sentence or two might look good in a bigger typeface, set as a pullquote or "factoid."
If you include photos or illustrations, you won't have as much room for text. But images will help attract your readers' attention. Take advantage of that fact by making sure every image has a caption.

Plan to Get a Response
Consider building a response mechanisminto the newsletter. It could be as simple as a box with a broken rule. Readers can sign and fax or mail it back to you for a freesubscription. Or it could be designed to serve as an entry blank for a contest -- which traditionally lifts response. Either way, reader responses build a database of potential customers who've expressed interest in the company.

Issue I, Volume I
If you're starting your first issue, devote a column to introducing your newsletter and telling readers its mission and frequency. Include background on your own credentials and your business services. This can later be edited down and used as "boilerplate" copy that goes on the bottom of every issue.

Some newsletters carry mastheads, others just a return address. If promoting your name is important to you -- or you'd like to give credit to anyone who helped you with the newsletter -- list them in the masthead with a title.

News Letter Tips
  • Research your subject first.
  • Interview the client about his/her business. Find out what's his or her most important message to communicate to clients.
  • At the end of any interview, always pose the question: Is there anything else you want to add? (You may be surprised by what you hear. When I interviewed Rupert Murdoch, I got the essence of the entire story by asking this open-ended question. He knew what message he wanted to convey far better than I.)
  • Decide on the name and frequency of your newsletter. Stick to them.
  • If you're the coordinator as well as the writer, work out a budget and a production schedule.
  • Draw up a table of contents for each issue.
  • Decide on a size, and how many articles can comfortably fit on a side.
  • Allow room for photographs and other visuals.
  • Vary the content to include different types of articles (news, features, editorial opinion, Q&A, letters to the editor, etc.)
  • Keep articles brief and language simple. If necessary, include a glossary.
  • Run items that won't be out of date in a month (or however long it takes to produce the newsletter).
  • Include tips, site info, a calendar of special events, how-to's, profiles of successes.
  • Provide a list of URLs where readers can find out more.
  • Promote your site's "Coming Attractions"
  • Build a "clip" file of information related to the subject that isn't particularly consumer-focused and use them to inspire ideas and as background information.
  • Golden Rule: A headline for every article, a caption for every picture.
  • Create a boilerplate paragraph (see part I) to include at the bottom of every issue that explains your newsletter's mission.
  • Encourage readers to send you (e)mail.
  • Create a contest.
  • Double-check your spelling and grammar. If you're weak in these areas, have someone else read the newsletter with an editor's eye before mailing it.
  • Carefully construct a mailing list. Keep it in good shape -- and work on expanding it. The more people who see your newsletter, the more business you'll get.
  • Print enough copies -- and use them as sales tools and leave-behinds as well as direct mail promotion..
Source: Welcome to Writing That Sells

From India, Rajkot
Good stuff there Pankaj, and you are right CiteHr is source of knowledge. You will get many useful threads on CiteHr about Performance Management & Reward System.
From India, Mangaluru
Dear Prashant
You mentioned the appraisal systems of big IT companies like wipro, infosys, cisco. The HR perfoamnce management systems here are highly technical in nature and rarely available on net.
Be creative and design your own. If possible talk to people in thesse companies to get a fair idea.
Sonali Wagle

From India, Thana

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