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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Managing Employee Performance by University of Minnesota

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About the Course

Once you have hired good employees, the next step that successful people managers take is to develop the full potential of their employees. Performance management is a process that helps managers achieve the goal of getting the best from their employees. In this third course in the Human Resources for People Managers specialization, we will discuss the skills and key processes you will need to develop your employees to attain department and organizational goals. These skills will include setting clear expectations, providing positive and corrective feedback, and delivering an effective performance appraisal....

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Oct 10, 2021

this course is amazing, give me a lot of knowledge i haven't know before. give me a lot of benefit. so insightful. thank you so much university of minnesota, the lecture, and especially for Coursera.


Mar 19, 2021

This course war quite fulfilling. I learned so much helpful information that will not only help with refining my own skills but helping with the overall advancement or practices at my organization.

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By Ingrid C

Aug 14, 2019

I learned a lot in this course. I have experience being a people manager , having performed reviews etc., and this course gave me deeper perspective and context and understanding in the wider scope of application, and how to develop such. I am pursuing a career in HR and I feel more confident with the knowledge and tools that I have gained through these courses.

By Ilya G

May 14, 2020

The lecturer is hard to understand and to follow.

By Dr. S M

May 22, 2020

Underwhelming. Endless bullet points in too many slides and just reading from the slides with no depth in real life examples made this a totally boring course

By Regina H

Sep 14, 2020

The overall message of this course was very unclear, therefore it hindered my assignment result and I failed the first attempt and was forced to do redo the assignment.

By Rumpa N

Oct 22, 2020

It was a great experience in learning back my area of subject and get refreshed again to line of business. I was must admit Professor was so good in making us learn the subject with ease.I thoroughly enjoyed every module of the subject and also it gave me enough confidence and zeal to learn the subject.I also want to thank all the members of Carlson School Management and University of Minnesota in providing us with such a enriching experience of knowledge.

By Saikat G

Oct 13, 2019

Employee Performance Management is a vital concept in any organisation.

Proper assessment of employees' performance leading up to opening a plethora of growth opportunities and making the employee feel a part of organisational set up reduces the turnover rate, thereby increasing the level of employee engagement for an organisation.

The course on " Managing Employee Performance " takes you through the journey in the simplest yet effective way possible.


Jun 16, 2020

I would like to Thank Professor Larry Bourgerie, SHRM -CSP, SPHR, MAIR from University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management for providing vast and detailed knowledge on the importance of implementing a Strategic Performance Management System in organizations by providing ongoing feedbacks to employees for their career growth and development.

By Jinaele D

Mar 19, 2021

This course war quite fulfilling. I learned so much helpful information that will not only help with refining my own skills but helping with the overall advancement or practices at my organization.

By Shakerra N

Mar 21, 2020

the peer reviews is holding us back

By Ahmed A S ( O - T A S

Oct 27, 2020

didn't gain the expected development , course should not be linked with other attendees for assessing , it was a waist of effort and time

By Brenda E

Jun 2, 2021

I have just finished the course “Managing Employee Performance,” and I feel like I’ve been on a learning journey that included organizational strategy, performance management system and purpose, tools and methods for the performance review process, and giving feedback.  The last part of the journey was on organizational culture and the importance of civility in the workplace.  I learned tips from an individual perspective but also received some team and company viewpoints as well.  I would highly recommend this course.

The only corrective feedback I have is to please hire a good copyeditor to go through all the quizzes and discussion prompts within the videos and even the text on some of the slides for grammar errors in possessives, plurals, articles, verb tense, missing words, and some spelling mistakes.  These errors distract the reader from the excellent content.

By Khalil B

Feb 20, 2021

I have truly enjoyed taking this course, i have recently got a promotion to be HR Senior officer, and this course gives me the confidence i need to demonstrate to the management and give back to the company the trust that they have kept in me. This is a sound course to build on your skills for Performance management and what you need to know if you are new to this, or you would like to change something in your current processes. They say, foundations are more important than the outcomes. If you have this course, you have a foundation to demonstrate your skills and expreience and translate it into practice. Thanks Larry!

By Sandra E

Aug 1, 2021

I believe this course is a perfect resource for all H.R. companies. I worked at a public school district, for UPS and currently for an Employee Stock Ownership Program company. Surprisingly, the work culture here is toxic and too laxed with little to no accountability. I have suggested that the supervisors ALL participate in this course. I have requested that our corporate office approve me to have our mangers participate in the course. Thank you for all the information, justification, examples and the well timed humor. The course was enlightening, informative and very entertaining.

By Erick Y

Sep 8, 2021

It really helps me to see how much important Performance Management is. More importantly, about culture. We cannot seperate the impact of the workplace culture in Performance Management, let alone deny the importance of culture effects in Performance Management. One thing that I remember the most is "Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast". We must enforce Culture, we can't let it just go with the flow. No matter how good your strategies and plannings are, if you have a bad culture, that culture will just consume the strategy.

By Alfian R

Oct 27, 2021

This course is so comprehensive. Start from strategy to implementation and culture. The assignment and the quiz help me to strengthen with the course materials. As an HR professional, I feel more confident to implement performance management with right framework of thinking.

For further improvement, I suggest that course material can be variance to animation. For assignment, I think for the peer-graded must be provided with share link button in order we can interact more and fast to give feedback each other.

Thank you!

By Tony M

May 15, 2022

Great professor and solid material in the videos. More rigor needs to be added to the course in order to protect the prestige of the Specialization. The discussion questions were optional and the vast majority of the peer review assignments I reviewed were stunningly bad. The assignment itself was too complex and confusing for most of the foreign audience of this course to follow. The rubric was applied incorrectly multiple times by reviewers forcing me to have to resubmit repeatedly.

By Sarah D D

Jul 31, 2023

It was an exciting experience to take this course! I'm beyond grateful to be able to gain many new knowledge here. Mr. Larry Bourgerie really knows how to deliver all the course materials in a fun way, so there's no time to get bored. I'd like to say thank you for facilitating me, Coursera! It's obviously a pleasure to learn from Mr. Larry. I wouldn't even think twice to take his other courses next time! :D

By Judeline B C

Feb 20, 2024

the recent performance management training exceeded my expectations in every aspect. The combination of an excellent trainer and the comprehensive subjects covered has undoubtedly enhanced my understanding of performance management and equipped me with valuable tools to implement in my professional life. I highly recommend this training to anyone looking to elevate their skills in performance management.

By Idike S C

May 4, 2020

I'm addicted to learning new skills. I always thought that learning online is boring, but Prof. John W. Budd has proved that I'm wrong. His teaching method is superb and has convinced me to engage in online courses to earn good professional certificates. The online platform - Coursera, is very nice and I applaud the developer. Thanks for the opportunity.👍👍👍


Feb 7, 2021

Glad to have learnt all aspects relating to managing employee performance especially the difference between performance management and performance review and feedbacks sections which have greatly enlightened me with in-depth insights of the topic. Thanks so much to the facilitator, Mr Larry for his guidance and lectures of such an interesting subject.

By Andrea P

Jun 6, 2018

This class was so informative. I am very impressed by this instructor. There was so much information but he taught in such a way where it all made sense and "the big picture" was painted much better than reading this information in a 400 page text book. Thank you! I walked away feeling informed and took note of some best practices as well.

By Saiful I K

Jun 16, 2020

Though I've done my MBA and a Post-Graduate Diploma in HRM, this specialization program does not seem 'old wine in a new bottle'. However, I've learnt many contemporaries issues about HR and effective strategies in order to implement in my workplace yet. I must thank to my lecturers for their outstanding modules and audiovisual presentations.

By Tran T D

Jun 25, 2018

This is the critical session you need to learn because it provides a lot of knowledge for your perfomance management to your organization / department. Not only about knowledge, but also practical about styles of performance you can meet, how to solve problem when you have difficulty into review/ evaluate or management process. Thanks a lot.

By Adam B

Nov 15, 2022

I very much enjoyed this course, especially the lessons on the different types of performance measurement (Comparative, Absolute, & Results). The content was presented well! I'm new to HR as a L&D professional, so I enrolled in this course to understand more about HR as a whole. I will be taking the other 4 courses for the specialization.


Dec 26, 2023

The instructor effectively employed teaching methods, providing relevant examples that were closely tied to the topic. The course material was of high quality, and I commend Mr. Larry and his team for their efforts. This course has been immensely helpful in expanding my knowledge of new techniques related to performance evaluation.