In This Chapter
Understanding the purpose of the appraisal meeting
Exchanging information, ideas, and thoughts
Following up afterward
The performance appraisal meeting. This is what you’ve been working up to, and now that you’re fully prepared for it—with documentation of how your employee is performing, notes on what you want to say during the meeting, and a pretty good idea of how the meeting will go—you’re all set. Assuming you’ve planned everything beforehand and you’ve properly informed your employee of how he or she has been doing throughout the year, there should be no surprises for either of you now.
Begin the meeting by making your employee feel as comfortable as possible. You want to create a collaborative ...