Articles and downloads

The following articles are produced by Cerus Consulting and available for download.

Resourceful Conversations: Harnessing Your Organisations Untapped Resource: describes how conversations are the critical resource in securing sustained high performance and how to go about harnessing that resource.

Why Employee Engagement Surveys Can be Damaging: outlines the dangers and pitfalls of poorly constructed and conceived employee surveys

Enable or Die - The Future of Performance Management: highlights the flaws in traditional approaches to performance management and postulates an alternative positive solution.

Who's Afraid of Performance Management?: sets out some of the main reasons why organisations fail to get the most from their performance management or appraisal processes and offers suggestions as to how to improve this situation.


Staff Engagement Research paper 2008: Between one third and one half of an organisation’s pay bill is spent on employees who are not delivering the ‘discretionary effort’ essential for organisational success and who all too often resist the changes necessary for the organisation to deliver full value to its beneficiaries.

The Performance Phoenix: The Death and Rebirth of Performance Management: provides insights based on the latest neuroscience research into why performance management systems frequently destroy staff engagement, and how neuroscience can be used to improve employee performance. 

Cerus Consulting’s Human Resources consultancy services can help you stimulate employee engagement, improve performance management systems, deliver 360 performance appraisal360 feedback and 360 assessment, and create resourceful conversations and trust-based relationships.

Our human resource consulting work is supported by a range of research-based performance appraisal, evaluation and assessment diagnostics including online employee surveys and 360 feedback software.