Evaluate and Encourage Full Participation and Success To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Evaluate and Encourage Full Participation and Success To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessThere is widespread recognition that an annual meeting to evaluate progress does not have the same benefits as ongoing dialogue and feedback. Feedback that is delivered when it is most relevant enhances learning and provides the opportunity to make necessary accommodations in order to meet objectives. Some organizations are moving towards conducting performance reviews twice a year, while a small portion is trying to conduct them more frequently. Regardless of frequency, the attitude towards ongoing feedbac...

Link Performance Management With Rewards and Recognition To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Link Performance Management With Rewards and Recognition To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessMore and more, organizations are linking performance to compensation. This link, however, cannot effectively be established without the existence of sound performance management processes that are seen as fair and equitable. Clear documentation of progress against performance expectations also allows proper recognition for a job well done. This can be provided a number of ways, i.e.: formal recognition events, informal public recognition or privately delivered feedback. It is important also to note the bene...

Adequately Prepare and Train Your Managers To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Adequately Prepare and Train Your Managers To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessManaging the performance of another individual is not an easy task and requires many skills. Training may be required to ensure managers feel adequately prepared to effectively complete all the tasks related to performance management. This is especially the case for newly promoted supervisors. Managers need to understand human behavior, how to motivate, how to develop, provide coaching and deal with conflict. To a great extent, managers must be observers and able to assess a situation, provide motivation an...

Document is the killer application To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Document is the killer application To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessNote taking must be consistent and include all significant occurrences, positive or negative. Documentation is important to support performance decisions, and notes should be written with the intent to share. In addition to documenting the details of an occurrence, any subsequent follow up should be detailed. The performance log is a record that the manager keeps for each employee and is a record of performance "events." The maintenance of a performance log serves a number of purposes. The manager can recor...