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Performance Reviews (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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You’ve just received word that it’s time to conduct annual performance reviews for your direct reports. You know these evaluations offer a great opportunity for change and growth—for stellar employees, subpar performers, and those in between. But year after year, you find yourself ill prepared, and your assessment ends up being more of a formality than an opportunity for employee improvement. This book walks you through the step-by-step process of conducting performance reviews so you’ll be better equipped when it comes time for this crucial task. You’ll learn to:

• Use direct observation and other resources to make an objective assessment

• Formally document your evaluation

Discuss both achievements and performance gaps

• Turn negative ...

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