Overview of Performance Management and Annual Review Basics In Question & Answer Format

Got a question about performance management? Conducting performance appraisals? Setting up employee reviews and annual reviews? About different employee evaluation systems? We've put together answers to frequently asked questions on this subjects, based on Robert Bacal's best selling books on the topic.

In this section, we tackle general questions about the nature of performance appraisals, definitions, the critical distinction between performance management and employee reviews, and a lot more.

General Questions About Performance Management and Appraisal

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Bacal & Associates was founded in 1992 by consultant and book author, Robert Bacal. Robert's books on performance management and reviews have been published by McGraw-Hill. He is available for consultation, training and keynote speaking on performance and management at work.


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  • Performance management and appraisal MUST be a partnership between manager and employee where BOTH benefit.
  • Performance management can be the lever for improved employee engagement.
  • The review process is the LEAST important part of performance management
  • If managers aren't managing employee performance, why are they there?