Powerful Performance Appraisals: How to Set Expectations and Work Together to Improve Performance, by Karen McKirchy, 125 pages, 1998, $12.99



Are you tired of going through the same old motions every year when it's time to do performance appraisals? This book is a positive and practical guide that can help you breathe new life and purpose into the process of evaluating your employees.

With Powerful Performance Appraisals, you'll get easy-to-follow instruction and abundant, real-life examples and situations that will help you:

  • Create a more positive and productive work environment.

  • Use appraisals to motivate employees to greater levels of performance.

  • Empower employees to take charge of needed improvements.

In short, you'll learn the secrets of performance appraisals that charge your employees with the enthusiasm to do more of what you want them to do. You'll learn not only what you should do when conducting performance appraisals, but how you should do it, including:

  • Proven steps to preparing for effective performance appraisals.

  • Getting employees to "buy in" and design solutions to your problems.

  • Using the tools that motivate and get results.

  • And dozens of concrete suggestions for avoiding the pitfalls and improving the process every step of the way!

With Powerful Performance Appraisals you can learn the step-by-step secrets to making your performance appraisal process matter.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Create "Same-Side-of-the-Desk" Thinking
  2. Legal Issues
  3. Clarifying Needs
  4. The Performance Appraisal System
  5. The Performance Interview
  6. Understanding Motivation
  7. The Performance Appraisal Face-to-Face
  8. Improving Performance Appraisal Interviewing Skills
  9. Follow-Up
  10. Forms, Practices, and Checksheets



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