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Learn To Set Employee Goals and Objectives Fast!

One of the major reasons performance management and performance appraisals fail is that too much time is spent appraising performance using vague criteria, and not enough time and effort put into helping the employee understand what his job is about, and the goals and objectives s/he is expected to achieve to be successful.

Not only do clear goals and objectives improve performance all year long, but when employee and manager are clear about what the employee is expected to do, and the results s/he is expected to produce, the employee review process becomes MUCH easier, and less stressful. We've put together a tool to help managers and employees do performance planning, goal and objective setting.

Performance Planning For Managers Helpcard

This 8.5 x 11 inch double sided card provides all the information you need to work with your employees to plan performance in advance, and set clear, measurable (usually) goals and objectives that the employee can use to guide his or her performance throughout the year. Further these goals and objectives are used as the reference points for performance review. Included on the card:

  • What Is Performance Planning?
  • Purposes and Benefits
  • By The End of Performance Planning
  • Getting It Done Right (including preparing for and conducting the performance planning meeting)
  • Process Tips

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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.



About Company

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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We Believe

  • 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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  • Bacal & Associates
  • 722 St. Isidore Rd.
  • Casselman
  • Ontario
  • Canada, K0A 1M0