Performance ReviewI love performance reviews – said no one ever. Managers don’t love doing them. Employees don’t love receiving them.

They may be a necessary evil, but there are things that you can do to make them better for everyone. Carol shares five tips in her recent post on TINYpulse titled The Not-So-Dirty Secrets to Making Performance Reviews Tolerable. Carol begins:

There are probably as many reasons why employees fear performance reviews as there are people who receive them. While about 80% of workers are not happy with this uncomfortable process, psychologists say that about 30% of performance appraisals actually cause future performance decreases.

Frankly, there is no single dirty secret to making reviews enjoyable experiences. But if you get your hands a little dirty year round by keeping employees informed about their progress and your expectations, the actual evaluation experience can enhance future performance rather than destroy it. Here are five ways to add value to reviews:

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