"If you have to deliver a negative performance review to an employee, don't mince words. Say exactly what you mean, without being insulting or demeaning."
The Lowdown on Reviews
" Performance reviews are typically approached with a lot of anxiety
by both managers and employees. Managers tend to put off
preparing for performance reviews because they can be an
emotional issue. "
Sample Rating System with Suggested Pay
Suggested pay raises for 5 levels of employee performance.
How to conduct a Performance Review
" Because performance reviews can be highly emotional, especially
for the employee, it is best to approach a review with a specific
agenda in mind. Plan in advance what you are going to say during
each part of the review. "
" The biggest job-related legal problems are often a direct result of
unrealistic employment reviews. Managers often avoid conflict by
failing to appraise a poor employee performance accurately and
Sample Performance Review
" Most performance reviews tend to go fairly smoothly if conducted
properly. But some employees will become confrontational when
their review is not as positive as they had expected. This can
create a challenging situation for a manager. "
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- Web Resources
Australian Computer Society
Provides information on performing reviews for technical employees, highlighting pitfalls and solutions.
Benefits & Compensation Solutions
Article discussing the different tools for conducting employee appraisals.
The Employment Law Resource Center
Sell a guide to how to perform employee evaluations without opening your company to lawsuits.
Zigon Performance Group
Offers an article addressing employee performance appraisals in a work team environment.