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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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He condemned co-workers, ...
Tips for putting your best foot forward to get ahead
If you have employees with chronic attendance problems, you can’t rely on company policy to make things easier. Even if you follow the rules and mete out punishment fairly, it’ll still drain your energy and divert you from more important matters.
Q. What’s the best way to handle criticism in performance reviews?
You think you’re doing a bang-up job. But does your boss agree?
When you claw your way ahead, you’ve got to act like you’re above it all. You can’t let on that you care what your co-workers say about you or do to you. Radiate a low-key intensity so that people underestimate you rather than root for you to fall on your face.
In job interviews, you can look candidates in the eye and weigh whether they’d fit at your firm. But that’s hardly a foolproof way to measure integrity.
The best managers actually like performance reviews. They look forward to giving feedback and helping employees devise ways to learn and grow on the job.
One of the most important but vastly overlooked aspects of good management is telling employees how they’re doing. Many workers operate in the dark, wondering whether the boss loves or hates them.
You’ve tried talking to a worker about poor performance. But all your coaching, prodding and follow-up hasn’t accomplished much. Now’s the time for a one-page “pre-probationary” memo.
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