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Learn How to Do Performance Appraisal So Managers and Employees Benefit


It's called the crawl on broken glass syndrome. Both managers and employees would prefer to crawl on broken glass rather than do performance appraisals or employee reviews. There are a lot of reasons why this is the case, but one of the major ones is that performance appraisals are rarely done well. It's nobody's fault, but if you start with the wrong assumptions, and don't apply the required skills to make it work, it's going to be unpleasant.

We've put together some material to help take the pain out of the process.

The Performance Appraisal For Managers Helpcard

We've taken the most important material from Robert Bacal's books on performance management and appraisal, and put them on a job aid/tool to help managers create and use an appraisal process that is painless, and is more likely to help the company, employee, and, of course, the manager. Here's what's in it:

  • Performance Appraisal - What Is It?
  • Benefits To Manager and Company
  • Benefits To Employee
  • Guiding Principles
  • The Steps Outlined (and Tips)

If you are looking for a concise explanation and practical quick-learn guide, this is a good place to start.

Previewing and Purchasing:

Please keep in mind that helpcards are short, tightly written 8.5 x 11 inch cards meant to be used on the job. If you are looking for longer book length information, we suggest you also consider our book offerings on performance management and appraisal.

This helpcard is available in in downloadable PDF and in Kindle format.

Below is your free preview, and purchase informaiton:


The Performance Appraisal For Managers Mini-Guide by Robert Bacal


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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?

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  • Casselman
  • Ontario
  • Canada, K0A 1M0