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A complete approach to pain-free, productive performance appraisals that pay off all year round
In Win-Win Performance Appraisals: Get the Best Results for Yourself and Your Employees, HR/training and development expert and editor of About.com's popular and influential HR page, Susan Heathfield, gives you the knowledge and other essentials to transform performance reviews into valuable opportunities for the exchange of crucial information and ideas.
Heathfield shows how to set agendas for discussions, create the right atmosphere for reviews, and ways to make the exchange more accurate and useful in outlining forward-looking goals and guidelines. Not everybody loves giving or getting performance reviews, but with this book, you can make annual appraisal time into a vital, more valuable opportunity for effective worker development and guidance.
Inside Win-Win Performance Appraisals:
Why Do Performance Appraisals at All? • Overview of the Performance Appraisal Processas We Know It • How to Prepare for a Successful Performance Appraisal Meeting • How to Conduct the Performance Development Planning Meeting • After the Meeting • Keeping Promises and Following Through • How to Coach Employees the Way They Want You To • Strategies for Conducting Performance Appraisals in Unusual Circumstances • Checklist for the Happy, Healthy Performance Appraisal • Resources and References
Offering a complete approach to pain-free, productive performance appraisals that pay off all year round, this guide by the editor of About.com's HR page gives managers tools to create an environment of openness and exchange that leads to improved communication and follow-up.
Increase Productivity with High-Impact Performance Reviews
Performance appraisals may not be everyone's favorite task. Done right, though, they serve as a vital part of company strategy--and document in black and white your contribution to the organization's success.
Win-Win Performance Appraisals gives you the knowledge, insight, and tools to transform every performance review from a painful, one-hour sit down into a collaborative process for achieving long-term goals.
GET ALL THE INSIGHT, TIPS, AND TACTICS TO: Align objectives with corporate strategy Write unbiased, productive evaluations Hold face-to-face reviews focused on moving forward --not looking back Avoid possible legal pitfalls Conduct follow-up reviews that benefi t you and your employee
About the Author
John A. Woods is president of CWL Publishing Enterprises, a firm specializing in the development of quality management publications. Along with Mr. Cortada, he is the author of The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Quality Terms and Concepts and QualiTrends: 7 Quality Secrets That will Change Your Life. He has more than 25 years of experience in business publishing.
Susan Heathfield is a management and organizational development consultant who specializes in human resources issues. She has served as the Guide to Human Resources for the popular website About.com since 2000, as well as writing on the topic for other clients, including Business.com and Microsoft. She has consulted with over 100 clients and facilitated over 2,000 training and planning sessions. Susan has been quoted in more than 50 print and online publications including Boston.com, Washingtonpost.com, Bostonglobe.com, Sfgate.com, Globeandmail.com, Startribune.com, Mediabistro.com, and the ASQ journal.
Table of Contents
Introction: Why Do Performance Appraisals at All?
; Chapter 1.
Overview of the Performance Appraisal Process – as We Know It; Chapter 2.
How can Painless Performance Appraisals Benefit Managers and Employees?; Chapter 3.
How to Create a Positive Environment for Performance Appraisal; Chapter 4.
How to Prepare for a Successful Performance Appraisal Meeting; Chapter 5.
How to Conduct the Performance Development Planning Meeting; Chapter 6.
After the Meeting: Keeping Promises and Following Through; Chapter 7.
How to Coach Employees the Way They Want You To; Chapter 8.
Strategies for Conducting Performance Appraisals in Unusual Circumstances; Chapter 9.
Checklist for the Happy, Healthy Performance Appraisal; Resources and references