Improving Your Performance Review Skills

​Performance reviews are beneficial in a number of ways, allowing you to provide your employees with valuable feedback to help them grow, as well as creating documentation on performance issues. Unfortunately, despite their value, performance reviews are frequently a rote task rather than a productive and engaging process for both the manager and the employee.

Good performance management systems and forms, whether online or paper based, is the foundation; however you can take further steps to create an interactive and positive performance review process. In addition to completing the required review form and then reading it out loud during the review, make sure that you communicate your interest in the employee’s motivation and career goals and that you allow the employee to provide feedback to you on their performance and goals for the next review period. The following questions can help you start the conversation. Read more.