No More Waste-of-Time Performance Reviews
Turn uninspired reviews into a valuable employee development tool …and take the mystery out of evaluating and documenting performance
Do you dread performance reviews?
Or at least think the current way you have to do them is a waste of time.
You know, generic forms, inflexible rating systems and laborious processes.
If only there were a way to conduct performance reviews that aremeaningful, fair and deliver value to manager, employee and the company.
A roadmap that dives into every element of effective performance reviews.
What to do, what to say and what to avoid – plus a step-by-step checklist and
sample written reviews so you can put everything into practice immediately.
Key Performance Review Questions Answered …
- How do I use the review to tangibly improve employee performance?
- What do employees actually want from a performance review?
- What should and shouldn’t I say or write in a performance review?
- Why do so many performance reviews fail?
- How can I conduct great performance reviews even if my company uses an outdated process or system?
- What if there is disagreement between manager and employee on performance?
What’s Inside This Performance Review Blueprint?
Here’s a detailed summary of the main sections and content
10,000 Foot View
Understanding the real purpose of performance reviews is the first step to achieving better outcomes. Here are a few nuggets you’ll get from this introduction:
- Why performance reviews have become sterile “annual inspections” that give everyone involved a numbing feeling
- 7 misconceptions about what a performance review is for – and what it’s really about
- Why the key people of a great performing company are not who you think
When you read this section you’ll get step-by-step guidance for the five key elements of performance reviews. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in this section:
- The first rule of thumb for evaluating performance
- Ask these two questions if you and the employee aren’t on the same page
- Where to begin – how to avoid sabotaging the review before it starts
- Managing expectations for both the “ready to move up” and “simply content” employee
- The worst thing you can do in an annual performance review
- Use these key tips before writing the official performance review
- How 15 minutes per month can take the fear out of performance reviews for both sides
- How to organize the written review – whether you have a standard form or not
- 3 important steps to prepare for a review
- 3 main sections every performance review should have
- Why you shouldn’t provide a written review in advance of the face-to-face discussion
- How to convey employee strengths and positives in a way that doesn’t backfire
- Why your face-to-face sitdown should be an hour or less
- How to express poor performance without provoking hostility or leaving the employee feeling dejected
By the time you get to this section you’ll know how to use annual reviews as a valuable management tool. But you also need to watch out for these landmines included in this Blueprint:
- The #1 reason performance reviews fail
- Why you must fight the recency effect to write a complete review
- Why combining compensation with the performance review undermines the entire process
- How managers unknowingly sabotage any hope of employees improving their performance after the review
- The managerial behavior that screams “you’re not important” to an employee
Blueprint Extras & Premium Bonuses
5 Ready-Made Resources That Take the Guesswork Out of Performance Reviews
Fact is, knowing what to do and what not to do is great – but how do you put it into practice? These handy tools and examples demonstrate with specificity everything the Blueprint laid out. You get:
Blueprint Extra: 24-point, printable performance review checklist
Pull this out and use it before every view going forward to ensure you are consistent review-to-review with different employees and positioned for success.
Blueprint Extra: 8-question employee self evaluation questionnaire
This simple document gets employees engaged in the review process and generates tons of useful material that almost writes the written review for you, the manager.
Premium Bonus: 7 Sample Performance Reviews to Help Write Yours
These seven sample performance reviews offer actual language you can use when assessing different types of employee performance and situations. The true value of these seven examples is that each contains the kind of language that helps a manager set the stage to improve an employee’s performance in the coming months.
Premium Bonus: 25 Effective Phrases to Use in Written Performance Review
These ready-made phrases span seven areas from positive reinforcement to areas that need improvement. And each phrase comes with an explanation of how and when to use it to help you articulate your feedback, save some time, and provide options to keep your reviews fresh when communicating similar things over and over again.
Premium Bonus: 25 Phrases NOT to Use in Written Performance Review
These phrases should be avoided in the performance reviews you write. They can zap employee morale, undermine productivity or even get you in legal hot water. Each phrase has an explanation of why you should not use it.
Before you decide whether this is worth your time and investment, consider these two facts …
- 70% of employees are “not engaged” (aka: sleepwalking) or “actively disengaged” (aka: miserable), according to a recent Gallup poll
- The undeniable secret to success of all good companies is the relationship between its managers and its employees – and a flawed performance review system can destroy that relationship in a heartbeat.
This ResourcefulManager Performance Review Blueprint provides a success plan and tools you can use to make your job as a manager easier, less painful and more rewarding. And create a positive work environment where employees are engaged, motivated and highly productive.
The only thing standing in your way is $67 and one afternoon of reading. Is it worth it?
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- 53-Page Performance Review Blueprint
- Blueprint Extra: 24-point Performance Review Checklist
- Blueprint Extra: 8-Question Employee Self Evaluation Questionnaire
- Premium Bonus: 7 Sample Performance Reviews to Help Write Yours
- Premium Bonus: 25 Effective Phrases to Use in Written Performance Review
- Premium Bonus: 25 Phrases NOT to Use in Written Performance Review
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