Employee Performance Reviews: Guidelines that Achieve Results


Employee Performance Reviews Guidelines that Achieve Results 2

By: Robert J. Herbold

Reprinted by permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., from What’s Holding You Back?

10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders, by Bob Herbold. Copyright (c) 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  All rights reserved.

In many organizations, once a year HR will pass out employee performance review guidelines and forms, indicating that it is now time for that annual exercise, along with a target date for completion.

In my consulting work, I’ve often found that HR is really not disciplined about this task. HR people don’t require that the forms be signed by both parties and collected by HR. In fact, in many cases, the performance appraisals simply never happen.

The reason why they don’t happen is that it’s hard to give a performance appraisal. No one wants to do it. The supervisor doesn’t want to do it because it is uncomfortable and…

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