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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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?
Receiving an annual review is a big deal to employees. Though you may dread it, respect your employees and put some effort into it. Give your best evaluations by avoiding these mistakes:
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.
To ensure a positive feedback session, do not hand out your evaluation ahead of time. Instead, hold it until the meeting and go over each section with the employee.
Are there people on your team who don’t pull their own weight? Who do and say what they please, no matter what it means for the rest of the group? You may be battling one of the most crippling conditions in business today: entitlement mentality.
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.
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