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Should Employee Appraisals Be Eliminated?

May 20, 2016

One of the most stressful events at work for both employers and employees is a performance appraisal.

Staff members anxiously await their appointed time to find out whether their boss is satisfied or not with their work outputs. Learn More

3 Quick Tips On Carrying Out Successful Employee Appraisals

January 14, 2016

As the season for employee appraisals is here, it is very likely that you are currently preparing for meetings with your team members.

This tends to be an anxious, yet exciting time for employees, who want to hear positive reviews from their managers, as well as showing them their accomplishments throughout the year. Learn More

3 Questions You Should Always Ask After Your Performance Review

November 16, 2015

What is your role in your performance review?

Are you passive, giving all the speaking power to your boss? Learn More

The 3 Things All Managers MUST Avoid During Appraisals

September 28, 2015

Most managers dread giving appraisals to their staff. Learn More

Is This Person Ready For Promotion?

February 13, 2012

ladderIt’s a more commonly-asked question than it might appear. Should I actually promote the person I am considering is right for the advanced role, or should I ensure they have the attributes, skills and knowledge before placing them in the new role?

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4 Tips for Preparing for an Appraisal

April 13, 2011

shake handsA while back I wrote to about the best ways of preparing for an appraisal. Today I’d like to expand on that by adding a few additional items that will help the appraisal process to run a bit smoother.
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Preparing For Your Own Appraisal

August 18, 2010

You’ll have read lots of information about how to conduct an appraisal with your team members.

But what about when you, personally, are being appraised by your boss? Do you spend time preparing well and laying the foundation for your own success?
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The Benefits of Frequent Appraisals

November 17, 2009

calendarWhile no one really enjoys the appraisal process, I’m going to take a chance here and suggest something a bit different – why not have monthly or semi-regular appraisal meetings with each of your employees?

Before you start throwing your hands up and calling me crazy, let me explain. There are quite a few benefits that, as a manager, you can achieve by having more frequent appraisals and, in the end, your major annual appraisal will go much smoother. Here are a few reasons to consider. Learn More