Bacal's Books On Performance Management and Performance Appraisals
You probably want to know a little about Robert Bacal, since obviously, credibility is always an issue, particularly when hiring someone to help you at a distance.
While having published books is not necessarily an indicator of someone's ability to help you with your performance management and performance appraisal challenges, it is an indication that your prospective hire has attained some level of credibility and trustworthiness in the intellectual market place.
Robert Bacal has authored a number of books on managing performance and the appraisal process, most published by leading publisher, McGraw-Hill. His performance management books have been translated in a number of languages -- French, Spanish, Chinese and others, and sales worldwide have been in the hundreds of thousands. One of his books briefly landed on the BusinessWeek best seller list.
More to the point, his books, particularly the longer, more in depth ones, are a great introduction to his approach to performance management. If you look at Performance Management - A Briefcase Book (McGraw-Hill) you'll have a good sense of our approach to the tasks of managing performance in order to improve engagement, and productivity. The first edition is here, while the second edition, due out shortly, is here. Or, they should be available through most bookstores. Price is about $12.00 U.S.
Below is a list of Bacal's books, available on Amazon.com. You might want to consider buying a few of them to evaluate whether Robert is a good fit for your organization.
Bacal's Book Makes BusinessWeek Bestseller List