New Sonar6 "Never Should Have Added My Boss on Facebook" color paper highlights Gen Y's contribution to performance management

Auckland, New Zealand 21 July 2010 — Researchers and bloggers are constantly discussing Gen Y’s fundamental difference in work-attitude compared with the Baby Boomers and Gen X. But we rarely hear how that very attitude could be the antidote to ineffective performance reviews.

In the latest installment in its highly popular color paper series, Sonar6 looks at ways organizations can harness the interests and demands of Gen Y employees to improve performance management for everyone.

The ‘Never Should Have Added My Boss on Facebook’ color paper presents Gen Y’s four key lessons for improving performance management processes:

1. Encourage collaboration, sharing goals and transparency
2. Allow employees to question the status quo
3. Deliver frequent feedback
4. Recognize achievements

The ‘Never Should Have Added My Boss on Facebook’ color paper is available online or for download at

Sonar6 is also offering a free 30 day trial of its performance management software, incorporating Quick Start set up, the Bendelta Competency Library and Sonar6 360°. To start your trial today, visit

About Sonar6:

Based in Auckland, NZ and San Francisco, CA, Sonar6 has provided online performance management and succession planning solutions to companies around the world since 2004. Sonar6’s stunning graphics-based approach to performance reviews has won numerous awards and plaudits including naming as a Gartner Cool Vendor and inclusion in HR Executive’s Top Ten HR Products.

Sonar6 is used by hundreds of international customers including Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Ascent Media Group, Converga and NZ Post.

For further information, please contact

Michael Carden
GM Sales & Marketing Sonar6

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