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Performance Reviews by Christina Osbourne

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Planning the Structure

A good performance review is well structured. Establish the order of proceedings, and plan to get the meeting off to a positive start. Then consider how to focus the employee on key areas for discussion and deliver feedback effectively.

TIP

Make sure that every review follows the same six-step structure.

Starting positively

Always aim to begin every performance review with a strong motivational statement and an easy question to ease the staff member into the session and help them to relax. Next, you should agree on the purpose of the meeting, and outline what will be covered. Plan to say that you will review progress on each objective, one at a time. Aim to give the employee the chance to comment first, with questions ...

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