The opportunity to appraise staff performance opens doors to improvement in workplace communication, employee engagement, and organizational goal alignment. In many workplaces, the performance management process culminates with an annual performance appraisal - or review - a potentially stressful engagement for managers and employees. This path highlights the benefits of performance management to your team and organization with a focus on delivering engaging, effective, and aligned performance appraisals.
Appraising Your Staff's Performance
Performance Management systems are crucial to many organizations as they help to create a baseline of measure for tracking employee effectiveness, productivity, and development. These activities explore performance management's role in an organization and introduce the role performance appraisal plays in employee motivation and success.
As a manager, the performance review is your opportunity to give honest, direct, and actionable feedback to employees - and in that sense, not an opportunity to be wasted. Learn about the importance of regular performance appraisals and how to take full advantage of each opportunity by focusing on people before performance.
Delivering successful performance reviews takes preparation - doing your research, readying your feedback, being open to conversation, and understanding each employees individual motivations. Explore the four golden rules of performance reviews, how to prepare for performance reviews, and how to avoid mistakes that can tank performance reviews.
Being prepared for performance reviews can help to mitigate stress - for managers and employees - around the event itself. These activities explore the elements of successful appraisal meetings, offer tips on improving your meetings, and give you strategies to assist in delivering negative feedback or difficult news during performance reviews.
An important aspect of every performance appraisal is the development and review of employee goals and objectives. The performance review serves as an opportunity to ensure employees are aligned with organizational goals and remain accountable to the professional goals they set for themselves. Discover how to employ performance reviews toward SMART(er) goal-setting, organizational alignment, and employee engagement.
As you learned earlier, preparation is key to successful performance reviews. Use the following resources to ensure both you and your employees make the most out of each appraisal opportunity.
Discover emerging trends in performance management and appraisal with new ideas and approaches from companies like Deloitte, General Electric, Google, and more - and learn why abandoning performance reviews may not always prove a strategy for success.