How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals

 

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How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals

Help your employees keep getting better – while keeping out of trouble.

It may be the most important thing managers do: evaluating their people in a way that solves problems and improves performance. But how can you make sure they do it right every time? Follow the easy, step-by-step guidelines in How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals.

This audio-visual training CD comes complete with printed guides. Ideal for solo or group training.

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Dear Colleague:

Who dreads performance reviews more: Employees or managers?

Employees are understandably nervous. They’re the ones being evaluated. But why should managers worry?

Maybe you don’t want to upset a top performer who’s been making a few mistakes. Or perhaps you don’t want a consistently poor performer to get tearful or angry. You don’t want anyone to misinterpret what you’re saying. And you certainly don’t want a lawsuit!

No, you simply want to help people improve. That’s what How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals is all about.

In just 60 minutes, this training CD – an interactive slide presentation with audio narration – will make any manager a better employee evaluator, with all the tools you need to give an effective and legally safe appraisal every time. The complete program includes:
  • A 28-topic course that helps you focus on what matters most, from establishing expectations to setting the right tone to providing feedback – so your employees stay focused on their appraisals, not on you.
  • 3 quick quizzes to amplify and reinforce your learning: expectation goals vs. standards, how to improve ratings documentation and a final overall quiz.
  • 3 printed guides – a User’s Guide, Discussion Guide and Participant’s Guide – to complete and expand upon the training. You get a hard copy, so you can get started right away, with PDFs on the CD so you can print all the copies you ever need.
The User’s Guide includes 4 helpful documents to make group training easy: an invitation memo, attendance roster, proof of attendance form and certificate of participation. We’ve thought of every detail, so you can concentrate on making your employees better.
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Too many performance appraisals don’t accomplish what they should – not even close. Fortunately, the solution is simple.

Let’s be blunt. Research shows that more than half of professional and clerical employees do not understand how their work is evaluated. More than half!

It doesn’t get any better from the managers’ point of view. Fewer than 10% of managers believe performance reviews are effective.

Now you and your fellow managers can do something about it, thanks to How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals. Managers will learn:
  • How to convey expectations, so everyone is on the same page
  • How to effectively provide employees with feedback for immediate improvement
  • How to encourage trusting, respectful relationships
  • How to do it all while safeguarding your company and your managers from legal liability
We understand busy managers don’t always have time for out-of-the-office training. That’s why we’ve streamlined this training into a 60-minute interactive presentation, supplemented with handouts for easy reference whenever needed. This program offers two options:

Have individual managers take the course on their own. Once one manager finishes the CD, he or she simply passes it along. This is a good solution when your managers’ schedules don’t allow for group sessions.

Conduct group training to enhance participation. Think training a bunch of managers is like herding cats? Not with this program and the easy Discussion Guide. It includes bonus material: 6 steps to increase successful feedback, and 10 ways to encourage enthusiasm from lackluster performers. Who says training can’t be interesting, even enjoyable?
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This efficient training program packs an amazing amount of content into one session. You’ll get dozens of techniques and tips on how to improve your appraisals to improve your people.

With just one CD and a few supporting documents, How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals lets you cover a wealth of material in about 60 minutes. No puff, no fluff, just no nonsense, actionable information that covers every aspect of performance appraisals:
  • The impact of appraisals on your employees and your company
  • Common mistakes made by appraisers, and how to avoid them
  • Establishing expectations, with three lessons on this vital topic: policies and procedures, such as absenteeism and anti-harassment policies; standards, using the SMART approach: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Targeted; and goals
  • Providing ongoing feedback with the three C’s: Coaching, Counseling, Correction
  • Documenting performance: what, how and document maintenance
  • Guidelines for writing and conducting the appraisal – includes 8 common evaluation traps, such as the “halo or horns” effect, or inflating the ratings of poor performers to avoid confrontations
  • 5 tips on setting goals (hints: resources, deadlines, measurement)
  • Conducting the appraisal meeting – includes a handy chart to help you determine the discussion direction, from a correction of unsatisfactory performance to an offer of a promotion
  • Setting the right tone: environment, respect, mindset
  • Dealing with potential employee reactions: tears, anger, excuses, disagreement. You’ll be ready for rising drama or tension.
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How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals is a powerful tool that will make a big, lasting impact.

Every manager needs to be at the top of his or her game when conducting performance appraisals. The stakes are high for:
  • Your employees. How can they get better if they don’t know what better looks like? It’s up to you to make policies, standards and goals clear.
  • Managers. How managers evaluate employees is a major factor in how well they work with you. Also, knowing the right way to conduct appraisals – instead of just guessing – can make your job easier, remove tension and help you avoid liability.
  • Your organization. This could go without saying, but deserves to be said anyway: People are the key to your organization’s success! Nothing is more important than boosting employee performance.
So there you have it. A quick and easy way to get better at one of the most important things you do – a task that impacts everyone in your organization, even the health of your organization itself.

Order How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals now. Because when you help your employees maximize their potential, you maximize yours.


Sincerely,



Phillip A. Ash
Publisher
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P.S. How to Conduct Motivating & Legally Sound Performance Appraisals also includes a sample Employee Pre-Appraisal Performance Assessment form. Managers hand it to employees before the review. It lets the employee evaluate achievement of goals, weaknesses to be addressed, how supervisors can help improve performance and how general operations could improve.

This self-assessment tool may help managers discover that employees are already well aware of their problems, which can make valuations easier. Plus, your employees may have excellent ideas to share – after all, they’re in the trenches every day.

All the more reason to order now.