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Conducting an effective performance review

Want to know what makes an effective performance review? The annual performance review (or performance appraisal) is still an excellent way to deliver constructive feedback to your employees. For many managers, conducting a review is mostly seen as a box ticking exercise and so it’s usually hugely undervalued as an effective method of motivating and … Continued

How to get the most out of your performance review

Does the thought of your annual performance review/appraisal fill you with dread? If so, you aren’t alone. In one study with over 1000 employees, 22% preferred to call in sick rather than face their performance review. Another 35% complained to their peers, 15% cursed and 15% cried. It seems that the performance review isn’t hugely … Continued

Performance Appraisals And Managing Difficult Conversations

As managers and leaders at some point we are all going to have to deal with performance appraisals and while these should deliver no surprises to the employee, it is at these times that it helps to have additional expertise and insights when it comes to managing difficult conversations. To get some insights into appraisals … Continued

How Do I Prepare For A Performance Appraisal – As A Reviewer?

Performance appraisals are usually part of most business’ annual schedule, and something many of us loathe but have to deal with. Here, our trainer Jay gives his advice on how to approach a performance appraisal from the point of view of someone who is giving the appraisal.   JAY: I make sure to enter the … Continued

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