Best Performance Review Tips You Will Read This Year

by Srikant Chellappa May 6,2016

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

Performance reviews may seem like a pain, but they are important for organizational growth. Here are some amazing performance review tips for managers who want to make sure that reviews run smoothly.

Prepare In Advance

A performance review is not just a simple one-day process. It requires you to be prepared way ahead. Ask your employees to be prepared for the review well in advance, with some questions and successes. Also prepare yourself for the review meeting and decide what are the key points you want to discuss with each of your employees.

Communicate Clearly

In the review process, it is important to be clear and precise about what you are trying to convey to the employees. You can’t review their performance with just “Good Work/ Unsatisfactory Work” and be done with it. It helps neither the employee nor the organization.

Remember, the goal is to make your employees aware of the areas where they excel and the areas that need improvement.

Keep It Real

In this process, you don’t just review the past performance of your employees. You also set goals and objectives for your employees to work towards the next quarter. The goals should challenge the employee’s performance but at the same time should be attainable and realistic. But, we know that writing goals and objectives for an entire quarter is not an easy task. Click here to know how to write good employee goals and objectives.

Discuss, Don’t Debate

Make your employees feel comfortable in the review meet. Do not debate with them over their low performance. Instead, discuss their problems and develop an action plan for them based on the areas that need improvement.

Also Read: Is There A Right Time For Performance Reviews?

Express Continual Support

Remember to listen actively to your employee concerns and support them. Coordinate with your employees and frequently check-in on their progress. Also, check if they are provided with necessary tools and resources for their current project/task.

Review Regularly

The purpose of reviews is to improve employee morale and increase your organizational productivity. Reviews, when conducted regularly, motivate employees and give them an opportunity to improve themselves and focus more on their job goals and objectives. Appreciating or acknowledging good performance makes employees feel valued and helps them meet their goals easily.

Begin using these tips in your review process regularly, and it won’t be long before you notice what difference it makes in your organization.

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Srikant Chellappa
CEO & Co-Founder of Engagedly

Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2024.

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