How Should I Open the Discussion?

The best way to put the individual at ease is to eliminate small talk and get right to the point. Here are some suggestions that will help you make the opening seconds of the meeting productive and comfortable: Welcome the […]

What Should I Do Before The Meeting?

Here’s a quick assessment tool to help you effectively prepare for the performance-review meeting: Pre-Meeting Activities Checklist Gather information and materials. Choose a convenient time. Pick an appropriate place. Consider facilities and room arrangement. Determine the agenda. Give the individual […]

What is "Performance Review"?

Performance review is the final phase of an effective performance management system. It involves the individual and the manager discussing the performance appraisal document that the manager has created. The performance management process both ends and begins anew with the […]

How Do I Figure Out The Right Category?

One of my subordinates does a very good job . . . not breathtakingly outstanding, but solid and strong and better than average. Should I rate her in our middle category of fully successful or push her evaluation over the […]

How Should I Rate Her Performance?

The individual failed to achieve an important objective, but there were extenuating circumstances. How should I rate her performance? This is a situation where the narrative section of the appraisal form is critical. As a rater, you have an ethical […]