Chapter 2. It’s as Easy as One, Two, Three

If you want to get the maximum value out of the performance appraisals you give, you have to put some effort into them. An ideal performance appraisal is actually a three-step affair. Let’s go over each individual step first and then discuss why all three are needed to do the job right.

Step 1: Evaluation and Job Analysis

An employee who is scheduled for a performance appraisal deserves to be as prepared as you are. The appraisal interview is the employee’s time to discuss any problems he is having on the job and also to ask your advice on career development. Asking an employee into your office at the last minute to meet for a performance appraisal not only is unfair, but it gives the impression that you ...

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