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 …
An employee is fired for dishonesty but protests that her strong work record should override the decision.
What YOUR people should do: Be sure discipline records show company policy was followed … avoid using a parental tone but don’t sugarcoat their words … and document, document, document.
Someone asks to check an employee’s work. The employee blows his top.
What YOUR people should do: Check his workload (maybe he’s overburdened) … remind others that manners matter … and put up posters for de-stressers such as meditation and yoga classes. Even if employees don’t sign up, they’ll get the message that HR cares.
You have a complainer on your hands.
What YOUR people should do: Consider adopting a “negativity” policy. Most employers never think of this, but Performance Reviews: A Complete How-to Guide even includes a sample policy.
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.
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