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Performance Appraisals & Phrases For Dummies® by Ken Lloyd

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Introduction

As the time to conduct performance appraisals approaches, many managers experience one or more of the following feelings: anxiety, nervousness, nausea, aggravation, frustration, confusion, fear, stress, or dread. Frankly, based on the way that many companies put together their performance appraisal programs, these reactions aren't surprising.

The good news is that today's performance appraisals are user-friendly, easily administered, and an essential component of effective management. Performance appraisal plays a central role in developing your employees and enhancing their performance and productivity. As such, the appraisal process plays a key role in adding value to your employees — and ultimately to your department and your company at large.

And as for those negative feelings aroused by performance appraisal, the antidote is in your hands!

About This Book

I wrote this book to identify every key piece of the performance appraisal process, and to provide up-to-date information and tools to help you effectively manage them. Every chapter stands on its own, and you can jump around this book as much as you like, without missing a beat.

If you're interested in (or concerned by) a particular aspect of performance appraisals, you can flip right to it and hit the page running. For example, if you're interested in how to conduct an appraisal session, there is a chapter just for you. And the same applies if you're interested in knowing more about the kinds of performance appraisals, ...

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