One of the greatest challenges faced by new managers (and experienced managers, too) is the performance review: how do you give your employees balanced, encouraging feedback yet provide them with the critiquing they may need without being counterproductive? Surely, it's an art and one that could use a little reference material - that's where this book comes in.
The book gives managers advice on:
- Why employee appraisals are a vital part of your staff's future performance
- What you need to do before evaluation time comes around - taking notes, charting progress, saving emails that show strengths and/or weaknesses in an employee's performance, etc - so you're not stumped when review time comes around
- Figure out if a 360-degree appraisal would work well in your environment
- Handle the written part of the review
- Handle the face-to-face part of the review
- Deal with the aftermath of a bad review
- Keep the momentum going after a good review by establishing goals and priorities for the employee to work toward
- Use follow-up tools to help your employees improve on their weaknesses and run with their strengths
This book is ideal for new managers finding themselves on the other side of the review process for the first time, or experienced managers who would like to improve their performance review skills to get more out of their employees.