Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Astronology - How to Deal: Performance Reviews

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Volume XI

Issue 7


June 2, 2010

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How to Deal: Performance Reviews

difficultFrom both sides of the conference table, performance reviews often are considered one of the least liked and often feared parts of working within an organization. The employer or manager may not have kept accurate records of an employee's progress, is unable to highlight performance highs and lows, and is not sure how to encourage the employee to set new goals based on the performance review. Employees may feel they did not receive the performance review they truly deserve, perhaps viewing their managers as overly critical. How does an organization get past these issues and make performance reviews enjoyable? Astronology investigates the concerns associated with performance reviews in this installment of How to Deal....more


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