Performance Reviews

For most managers, conducting effective performance reviews is the most daunting part of their job. Don’t look on it with dread! Make your performance appraisals work for you, not against you with these tools: performance review examples, tips on writing employee reviews, sample performance reviews and employee evaluation forms.
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This controversial approach to performance evaluation requires that supervisors group employees from top to bottom. The CEO of Nielsen Holdings remains a fan.

There are few procedures as un­mo­­tivating as annual performance reviews. The consulting firm Achievers polled 3,000 staff members from American companies—a quarter of whom work in human resources—and found 98% of them think annual reviews are unnecessary.
Annual reviews have been drawing fire lately. Here’s how to make them better.
Underperformers in IBM’s Global Technology Services strategic outsourcing group have been ordered to spend one day per week for the next six months in training—and take a 10% pay cut for the duration.
Why is employer-to-employee feedback in such short supply? The answer is simple: Managers rank it among their most difficult duties.
How do you handle a performance review that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?
Here’s a sampler from 35 questions leaders should ask themselves and their teams.
If you hold all your positive comments for year-end appraisals, employees will have to travel a long distance on just one tank of praise.
Everybody seems to hate them, but performance reviews have been around since at least the Wei Dynasty in third-century China, which used an “imperial rater.” Yet at least one firm has gone ahead and ditched them.

Smart business people know it’s more profitable to keep existing customers than constantly having to find new ones. The same principle applies to employees.

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