Mid-Year Employee Performance Review Part 2
Getting prepared for performance reviews is a must this time of the year. Checking in on goals and performance is best practice at mid-year , as it ensures a higher probability of success at year-end. Here’s how to make the mid-year performance review effective and efficient for you and your team members.
Preparation for Leaders:
- Begin your session by reviewing the original performance expectations and goals. This will ground you and your employee for this performance discussion.
- Bring your own notes and reports with you. You can’t be expected to remember everything. Therefore, keeping a file updated throughout the year enables both of you to track progress.
- Are you up-to-date with previous performance issues? Review time is not the time to address serious issues that occurred months before. As a manager, it’s ideal to learn to recognize, diagnose and discuss performance problems real time.
- Share appropriate performance examples with your team members. This is a great way to teach and coach to greater success for the coming months.
Competencies Needed for Effective Performance Check-Ins:
- Effective communication skills that will honor both sides of the conversation.
- Delivering honest, straightforward feedback as well as receiving feedback are critical for both participants.
- Motivate others so they feel valued and understand achieving their goals is essential to the success of the organization.
- Critical thinking skills to diagnose problems and identify possible solutions
- Open mindedness to better understand different perspectives, experience new ideas and challenge current beliefs.
- Humility and transparency to own mistakes and share information openly.
Stay tuned this month as I continue breaking down key leadership competencies. You’ll feel well prepared when it comes time to sit down to have an open conversation with your employees. When you’re ready to receive in-depth coaching and leadership development, feel free to contact me!