The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit

Redesigning Your Performance Review Template to Drive Individual and Organizational Change

The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit

Authors: Paul Falcone, Winston Tan
Pub Date: May 2013
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432631
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432648

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An organization that knows how to measure and manage the performance of its people sets itself apart from the competition, gets the most out of its talent, and enables itself to reach its full potential. Yet for most companies, performance reviews are relegated to a perfunctory annual “check-off” ritual, serving to justify merit increases and little more.

A powerful, well-crafted performance plan can impact your organization’s bottom line by producing higher efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. But just as your organization is a unique entity, the best performance plans aren’t created equal.

Showing you how to design a comprehensive, adjustable performance evaluation program tailor-made for the specific, evolving needs of your organization, The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit provides a customizable appraisal template that takes into account factors such as workforce composition, company growth stage, and organizational goals and challenges. Covering the essential areas of performance and conduct, this practical, step-by-step book reveals how to:

• Transform your performance management process from a rote, mandatory exercise into a living, breathing part of your organization.

• Design competencies that power performance, both at the individual and enterprise level.

• Connect the appraisal to organizational and individual growth and development.

• Profile ideal employee performance and behavior.

• Use the appraisal process to ratchet up expectations of individual and departmental performance.

• Drive future change by setting your organization’s strategic direction.

• Retool the appraisal as needed over time

This one-of-a-kind guide helps you create a dynamic appraisal system that’s flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate market changes, revised priorities, and increasing productivity targets. In addition, the book discusses alternative compensation strategies, enabling you to create a remuneration program that rewards your highest performers relative to the rest of the organization.

There’s no greater gift you can give your company than a motivated and dedicated workforce. This forward-thinking, one-of-a-kind guide gives you the resources you need to construct a performance appraisal program that will lift your organization to a higher level.

PAUL FALCONE is an HR executive and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of several bestselling books, including 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. He is a long-term contributor to HR Magazine. Visit him at

WINSTON TAN is the Managing Principal of Intandem, LLC, a management-consultancy group. He specializes in developing total compensation solutions, optimizing organizational design, and creating human resource development strategies. Winston is also a popular national conference speaker and lives in Spokane, Washington.

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