Can You Recommend A Book To Help With Setting Employee Performance Goals and Objectives?

May We Recommend...

While there are a number of books that contain examples and sample phrases to use during performance reviews and appraisals, there are very few around that help you with setting goals and objectives, which is even more important than the phrases you use during appraisal. One of them is written by Robert Bacal, the owner of this site.

So, we recommend Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals : Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Goals for Any Performance Plan or Review, published by McGraw-Hill, and available at better books stores and online at It's low cost (about $10.00) and provides a starting point to help you write employee goals and objectives.

Here's the basic information if you want to get it from your local bookstore.

Paperback: 175 pages
Author: Robert Bacal
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 2, 2004)
ISBN: 007143383X

See Also:

How Can I Make the Best Use of Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals : Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Goals for Any Performance Plan or Review?
Performance Planning For Managers Helpcard


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