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Performance Reviews by Christina Osbourne

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Defining Review Types

There are three distinct types of reviews, each involving a different approach to evaluating performance. Understand the purpose of top-down, peer, and 360-degree reviews, and why self-assessment must feature in them all.

TIP

Ensure that staff understand how they will be assessed.

TIP

Find out how others in your organization view an employee’s performance.

The top-down review

In a top-down review, the employee’s immediate manager, who knows them best, is responsible for their appraisal and has the authority to set a development plan for the future. Some companies adopt a “matrix” approach in which one manager ...

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