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Ah, the dreaded performance review: You and your employee feel uncomfortable. Together, you either inadequately address issues that really matter or just mechanically fill out and sign appraisal forms. You both leave the meeting dissatisfied. If this describes the way you conduct employee evaluations, take heart: It doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, if you handle the performance review process properly, it can make you and your staff happier, increase productivity and keep your most talented people from looking elsewhere. Human resources consultant Sharon Armstrong provides a practical guide, complete with helpful checklists and sample documents. getAbstract believes that managers who suffer performance-review anxiety just need to follow Armstrong’s deft advice and soon they’ll look at employee evaluations as productive, effective tools for reaching company goals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the performance review can be a valuable tool for managers and
  • How to give an effective performance evaluation.

About the Author

Sharon Armstrong co-wrote Stress-Free Performance Appraisals.



An Empty Exercise?
Supervisors and employees agree on one thing: The performance review can be an anxiety-riddled event. Bosses view it as a painful process, especially since they never have a moment to prepare for it. Subordinates assume it’s an empty ritual that precludes meaningful ...

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    Patrick Brigger 5 years ago
    Great summar!
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    Arun Thiyagarajan 6 years ago
    wish all m-ployees cud adhere to most of the points listed ...wish ..hmm ..

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