The Performance Appraisal Question and Answer Book

A Survival Guide for Managers

The Performance Appraisal Question and Answer Book

Author: Dick Grote
Pub Date: June 2002
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814471517
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814426692

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End every manager's nightmare: conducting performance appraisals.

"Most managers hate conducting performance appraisal discussions. What’s worse, few feel confident in their ability to accurately assess the performance of a subordinate. In The Performance Appraisal Question and Answer Book, expert Dick Grote answers over 100 of the most common -- and most difficult -- questions about this vitally important but often misunderstood and misused tool, including:

* How should I react when an employee starts crying during the appraisal discussion . . . or gets mad at me?

* Which is more important -- the results the person achieved or the way she went about doing the job?

* Is there such a thing as a perfect performance appraisal form?

Many of the answers include a Hot Tip or Red Flag: a note to the reader making a particularly insightful suggestion. This book helps supervisors and HR professionals ease the pain of performance appraisal and use the process effectively."

About the Author

Dick Grote is one of America’s best-recognized authors, consultants, and speakers on performance appraisal. He is the author of Discipline Without Punishment (AMACOM: 0-8144-0276-3) and The Complete Guide to Performance Appraisal (AMACOM: 0-8144-0313-1). His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.

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