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Best Practices: Evaluating Performance by Barry Silverstein

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PROMOTING EMPLOYEES

“Use your influence to ensure that promotions to positions of senior leadership affirm what your organization really stands for.”

—Peter Drucker, management guru and author (1909–2005)

Nothing highlights an employee’s achievement more than a promotion. Promoting an employee should also make you feel good; after all, as the employee’s manager, you contributed to the person’s career advancement. Deciding who merits a promotion, and when, is a big responsibility.

Generally the deserving employee exceeds expectations in many ways: leadership ability, initiative, productivity, and diplomacy in dealing with coworkers and superiors.

A promotion isn’t simply a change in job title. It should carry with it an increase in responsibility ...

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