As a new manager, how do you construct a performance review that will give your employees balanced, encouraging feedback, yet provide them with the critiquing they may need? This book answers that question. It explains the importance of employee appraisals to your staff's future performance, and details what you need to do before evaluation time comes around. You can learn how to write the review, how to handle the face-to-face part of the review, and how to deal with the aftermath of a bad review. It also gives ideas for establishing goals and priorities that employees can work toward, and suggests tools for helping them improve on their weaknesses and run with their strengths.