Free Excerpts, Book Chapters on Performance Management and Employee Reviews

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Performance Management and Appraisal Books and Tools By Robert Bacal (free excerpts and tables of contents)

Robert Bacal has authored five books directly related to performance management and performance appraisals. Several have become classics and best sellers on the subject because they are practical, written in plain common sense English, and present a somewhat different perspective on doing employee reviews that appeals to most people.

From this page you can access information about these books (most of which are very economical to purchase). We are including tables of contents, sample chapters and excerpts, in addition to purchase information. Below are the titles and links to more information about them.

Performance Management - A Briefcase Book

Perfect Phrases For Performance Reviews

Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals

Manager's Guide to Performance Reviews

A Critical Look at Performance Management Systems - Why Don't They Work


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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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  • Canada, K0A 1M0