This graphic and suggestions are from Cornerstone OnDemand (HR software for small business):

“Most of us are still a little battle-scarred after years of terrible reviews. But it’s not too late to fix reviews – to make them useful instead of something to be dreaded. ”

It’s all in your approach…

  • Great organizations position reviews as part of everyday operations (not as an HR function).
  • Great employees welcome  feedback as a source of inspiration, motivation and reassurance.
  • Great performance management systems encourage everyone to collect information on performance incrementally, and return that information to the  organization to assist in decision making.
  • Great managers talk about performance every day, giving timely (and useful) feedback to staff.