How to Conduct a Performance Review?
Performance reviews, also called performance evaluations, are part of the performance management process.
Prior to conducting a performance review, managers typically:
- Review and update the job description of the employee;
- Evaluate whether the objectives have been met by the employee;
- Assess training and development needs;
- Prepare a list of topics to cover;
- Identify a quiet and private place of meeting;
- Schedule an appointment with the employee.
During the performance review, managers are typically expected to:
- Set aside sufficient time to discuss all topics;
- Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the employee;
- Set new objectives with the employee;
- Remain objective, fair, and specific throughout;
- Allow the employee to give their opinion and generally promote two-way communication.