Annual Employee Reviews


Leadership Tip of the Month by Ron Jasniowski


1.  Select a neutral location. You build respect with your employees if they see that you have confidence to be free from always being in a dominant position.

2.  Little should be new (no surprises). Managers and employees both fear surprises more than anything else about annual employee reviews. Don’t wait for months to discuss something that should have been addressed earlier.

3.  Convey you have their best interest at heart. Investing in your employee’s success upfront will reap long-term dividends which will free your time to do more valuable tasks than address personnel problems. Sincerely communicate that you are willing to invest in helping your employee become successful at work. Let them know how they can gain your favor.

4.  No employee discipline. Employee discipline needs to be addressed very near the time negative behavior was exhibited. However you should gently recommend one or two character traits to the employee to work on for improving their performance.

5.  When you are reviewed. When you are getting reviewed, ask which character trait(s) would help you improve your performance.

Future issues will provide you with more details on how to help you reach the next level of leadership success.


You may want to print this and discuss Annual Employee Reviews at your next leadership team meeting.



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