Yesterday, there were very few leaves on the trees, the air was feeling crisp. The World Series is in the past and Thanksgiving celebrations are on the horizon. Also, I looked out the window this morning and there was snow on the ground. And all these signs can only point to one thing:
The year is almost over. And with that comes performance review season.
The state of the annual appraisal is certainly in flux, with many organizations changing their annual process to favor ongoing, regular check-ins. But whether your people meet with their managers to discuss performance annually or weekly, there is certainly still value in a "big one" when it comes to performance reviews.
With that in mind, we wanted to put together the master toolkit for performance review season. From planning out your processes to educating managers and employees on how to hold effective conversations, we wanted to cover everything.
A performance review primer
It's important that we all go into this performance review season well-equipped with the knowledge we need. So before we get to planning and executing, let's make sure we're all informed about performance reviews and what makes them tick. Check out some of these blog posts to get a feel for the modern performance review and the changes happening to them across industries.
Preparation is key: Building a winning plan for your performance review process
Once you're well-versed in the modern performance appraisal from a conceptual standpoint, it's time to take that knowledge and build a plan - one that's tailormade for your organization's unique needs. After all, strong execution always required a great plan.
It's all in the execution: Useful how-to's for HR, reviewers and reviewees
Once you have the background info and a plan in place, it's time to execute. But HR pros can't exactly sit in and guide every performance appraisal across a whole organization (nor should they). So here are some great resources and how-to guides for you to share with the people actually involved in carrying out these performance reviews: employees and their managers.
More great performance management advice
Want to get more great information on the latest in performance management? How about checking out the performance management section of this very blog? Or how about our performance management resources library, filled with on-demand webinars, eBooks, white papers and articles? Or, for a set of some of our favorite performance management resources, check out our Centers of Excellence on these performance management topics:
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