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Stress-Free Performance Appraisals by Madelyn Appelbaum, Sharon Armstrong

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Planning for Improvement
Words mean more than what is set down on paper.It takes the human voice to infuse them with deepermeaning.
—Maya Angelou, civil rights activist, poet, and one of the greatest voices of contemporary literature.
 
In managing performance, any bumps can usually be smoothed through the evaluation process and its continuing informal reviews and follow-up performance objectives. Most employees want to do a good job, and most employers are invested in their success. But sometimes this isn’t enough. When performance continues to disintegrate, a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is warranted. PIPs can help make the difference between an effective and failing employee.
Based on the belief that, given the right opportunity, most ...

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