This limits the book to a smaller audience and is not helpful. Finally, the charts are just retarded and as are the pull quotes. They get in the way and do not help. The last straw for me was getting to the last sentence in a chapter, and there just beneath it was the same sentence, but a few point sizes larger with a circle around it. How is that helpful? In short, this was the most unhelpful business book I've ever read.
It made me angry and wasted my money. Robin Kessler has written this very helpful book to help small to medium businesses perform better performance reviews. Evaluating employees each year is a recognized necessity, but it is often performed rather perfunctorily and without much connection to the real work going on in the company.
Her argument is that you should be using the competencies you know are key to your success as measures for evaluation. You should then use these competencies to set goals and metrics that set in a meeting with the employee at the beginning of the evaluation period. These goals and metrics are used each day as you coach and manage your employees and team. Part of using them is taking timely notes and teaching your people to also write up their successes as they happen.
By keeping contemporaneous notes and documenting successes and failures as they happen, the evaluation almost writes itself at the end of the period.
You both know what was expected because you agreed to them together and have talked about it frequently during the year. You both wrote down the accomplishments and successes during the year. The gaps between goals and reality are also obvious.
As you perform the evaluation you may want the employee to write the first version of it and you can go over your edits together and come to an agreement for the final version. You must let the employee have some input to the evaluation even if it is only to object to what you have written. These performance reviews are also future oriented. A large part of the meeting will be setting the goals, expectations, and metrics for the coming year or whatever the evaluation period is. Ms Kessler also provides several helpful appendices that provide examples and helpful material to demonstrate the principles she discussed throughout the book.
As a 20 year HR Director with Fortune companies, I am impressed and happy to have discovered Robin Kessler's latest and best book on competency based Performance Reviews. HR practitioners know that "competencies" are the most powerful and relevant currency to use when creating metrics for measuring human performance at work, and Robin has really hit the target on this hot HR subject. Any manager, HR practitioner, trainer, or leader will find this book user friendly and highly rewarding.
The book wastes no time in providing application based tools and metrics, outstanding examples, and unbeatable tips and techniques for immediately improving Performance Reviews!
This clear and easy focus on the heart of Performance Management process will help any leader improve the most challenging aspect of leadership - objectively measuring employee performance. Furthermore, you will find this book as a great tool for Workforce Planning, Talent Management, and as to document performance cases to reduce exposure for employee claims and litigation.
This is the most useful book on management in a long time, as it hits the target perfectly on Performance Management technology. See all 11 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on September 24, Published on May 26, Published on June 25, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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