Set a constructive tone
Approach the evaluation as a mutual learning experience for you and the employee. You can gain valuable insights from your staffers, and you have information and experience that can help bring out their best.
Don't consider the review a critique of the staff member's duties. Instead, look at it as a routine checkup. Go in ready to talk, listen and recharge your relationship.
The right place. Like any strategic planning meeting, hold your review in a private, neutral environment. A small conference room is ideal. If you can't find a neutral...(register to read more)
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