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What’s the worst part of your job? The part that requires you to be tough, sometimes even heartless? That can trigger multimillion-dollar legal nightmares? That never goes away?

It’s the performance review. Your HR staff and managers must administer it, once a year, to every employee. When it’s administered ineptly – and that happens all the time – you pay with staff and productivity headaches. And when it goes totally off the rails (that happens, too), we’re talking Lawsuit City. If there’s anything worse, I’d like to know what it is.

Because the hard truth is, performance reviews are just … difficult. In the hands of a softie, they lead to keeping deadwood on staff, while in the hands of an SOB, they can darn well get everyone sued – your organization, the people who work for you … and you yourself.

It would be so great to get this headache under control … ease your management burden … free yourself to concentrate on things that really matter.

And you can – for a price far lower than you might imagine. Spend the next 4 minutes and 41 seconds reading this … and discover how.

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The termination tactic that almost GUARANTEES a lawsuit.

Making the termination experience unnecessarily unpleasant. Courts and juries consistently come down on HR officials who commit this blunder. And even if you win in court, you lose, because defending against a claim takes tons of money and time.

The thing NEVER to say in a warning letter.

Don’t let HR people breathe a word about restrictions on how well the employee will be rated at evaluation time, especially if a bonus depends on the rating. A court held that such a restriction amounts to an adverse action (Goldfaden v. Wyeth Laboratories).

When good reviews aren’t good enough.

Courts often side with fired employees who can show years of positive reviews. Great way for HR to fight back: Show the firing had a legitimate business reason (Nemec v. Wal-Mart).

This is the sort of thing every HR person needs to know every time he or she conducts a performance review. The sort of thing you probably didn’t know because it’s not in your wheelhouse. That’s why Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide is such a lifesaver … for you.

Take a Look Inside

Let’s start with those forms. Those precious forms.

There’s one for almost every situation HR managers face. Download them with a click or two, that’s how convenient they are. Modify them however your HR staff sees fit. The amount of time and effort these forms will save – by themselves – will repay the cost of Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide many, many times over.

26 Can’t-Do-Without-‘Em Forms

  • 1. 360-Degree Performance Review (Employee Assessment of Manager)
  • 2. Career Development Discussion Guide
  • 3. Employee Pre-Appraisal Performance Assessment
  • 4. Intermediate Performance Assessment
  • 5. Letter for Performance Improvement Plan
  • 6. Managerial Assessment
  • 7. Managerial Self-Assessment
  • 8. Model Performance Appraisal Form
  • 9. Performance Appraisal Checklist
  • 10. Performance Appraisal Follow-Up
  • 11. Performance Evaluation for Non-Supervisory Employees
  • 12. Performance Feedback Log
  • 13. Performance Improvement Plan
  • 14. Performance Management Audit
  • 15. Performance Problem Analysis Guide
  • 16. Pre-Interview Checklist for Employees
  • 17. Pre-Performance Improvement Plan Written Warning
  • 18. Problem Analysis and Corrective Action Plan
  • 19. Progressive Appraisal Meeting Language
  • 20. Sample Letter Announcing Upward Appraisal
  • 21. Sample Performance Appraisal Interview Memo
  • 22. Sample Policy on Performance Reviews
  • 23. Self-Audit of the Appraisal Interview
  • 24. Self-Evaluation
  • 25. Statement of Employee Goals
  • 26. Summary of Department Goals

The next time-and-effort-saver? The 14 audits you find within the covers of this fat three-ring binder. HR staff exists to help you get the most from every employee. These audits make that happen.

A Baker’s-Dozen-Plus-1 Audits

  • 1. The Job Description
  • 2. Discrimination Check
  • 3. Performance Standards
  • 4. Evaluating ‘Intangible’ Traits
  • 5. Measuring Expectations
  • 6. Recording Performance
  • 7. What to Include in Employee Logs
  • 8. Rating Scales
  • 9. Identifying Performance Problems
  • 10. Anticipating the Review
  • 11. Discussing Performance Problems
  • 12. Avoiding Assessment Problems
  • 13. Reducing the Risk of Bias
  • 14. Solving Performance Problems
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The Difficult Conversation ... Made Easier

Any HR person will tell you: The difficult conversation is the hardest part of the job. Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide addresses this problem head-on, devoting an entire section to difficult conversations and what to do about them …

See, we understand what you need to get the most from your staff. We ought to. We’ve been at this a long time – 81 years to be exact – helping executives like you achieve career excellence and the rewards that follow.

We know HR is one of the hottest potatoes on your plate, with issues that change every day. Gender discrimination, always a thorny one, gains force with the advent of #MeToo and #TimesUp … immigration policies that are the stuff of daily headlines trickle down into the workplace … and your workforce grows both younger and older at the same time.

That’s why Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide features up-to-the-minute guidance – tips and tricks, help and hints, so every HR staffer can do the job right …

  • Documenting Performance: 3 Important Lessons from the Courts
  • 12 Performance Evaluation Traps to Avoid
  • 9 Communication Best Practices for Conducting Performance Reviews
  • How to Write Performance Goals: 10 Sample Phrases
  • Using Performance Reviews to Get the Most from Employees
  • Motivating Employees: 10-Step Model to Help Them Grow
  • 5 Tips for Getting Maximum Benefit from Annual Evaluations
  • Addressing Performance Problems: 8 Steps to Success
  • 6 Tips for Creating Performance Logs
  • 12 Performance-Review Pitfalls to Avoid
  • And much more!

I think you see by now how Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide can help you get more out of your HR staff … and simplify your life in the bargain.

But – I’m just guessing here – perhaps you’re also thinking that something this valuable could set you back a pretty penny.

Well, depends what you call a “pretty penny.” How does this sound?


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You’ve wanted to be a leader, and now you are one, with the perks and pay that come with the job … and the headaches, too. You can choose to suffer in silence or … do something about them.

Starting with HR.

You’ll be arming HR staff with forms and audits they’d spend hours searching for in filing cabinets or on the Web … providing them with tips and advice that have helped other HR professionals deal with the stickiest situations … and supporting them with legal backup that could save your organization tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, not to mention avert legal disasters that can cost in the millions.

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