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Productive Performance Appraisals (Worksmart Series) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Falcone , Randi T. Sachs
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Book Description

Now completely updated, the book has new sections on rating employees, justifying scores, and weaving disciplinary language into the review. Readers will also find guidance on developing career plans, keeping consistent records, communicating changes in roles, how reviews are used when determining layoffs, and much more.


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“I found this book to have an easy-to-read conversation style, with many example ‘conversations’ that could be very useful in an appraisal. There is very good advice on how to handle a variety of situations….provides many ideas on how to handle many situations and gives the reader the general idea on how to get the most of a performance appraisal. If you give performance appraisals or are an employee who receives appraisals, it is well worth the low price of this book to get a better idea of what the boss is expecting during a performance appraisal.”

-IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine



“An easy-to-read conversation style... There is very good advice on how to handle a variety of situations.”

-IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Book Description

When not handled correctly, performance appraisals can turn into nerve-wracking confrontations. If employees and managers aren’t on the same page about expectations and performance, the working relationship can be seriously harmed. Productive Performance Appraisals gives readers all the easy-to-use tools they need to conduct an effective review -- including sample dialogs, checklists, and forms. The book shows readers how to:

* plan and organize the appraisal session

* set short- and long-term goals

* elicit the employee’s input

* handle problems and "sticky" subjects such as promotions and disagreements.

Now completely updated, the book has new sections on rating employees, justifying scores, and weaving disciplinary language into the review. Readers will also find guidance on developing career plans, keeping consistent records, communicating changes in roles, how reviews are used when determining layoffs, and much more.


Product Details

  • File Size: 960 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0814474225
  • Publisher: AMACOM; 2nd edition (October 31, 1992)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015E7F6W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick reference for busy supervisors July 6, 2000
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Format:Paperback
This is an excellent, easy-to-read booklet that we recommend to all new supervisors in our company. It highlights charts, facts, checklists, guidelines which makes it easy to refer to after completing it. Good examples are given for situations and exercises for the reader to complete as well. We are ordering extra copies for the high demand for this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Averge book, For the beginner January 30, 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has some good ideas regarding performance review, but is more general than necessary. Could use better examples. About a third of the book is "filler", apparently an attempt to hit 100 pages.
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2.0 out of 5 stars My last purchase in the WorkSmart series February 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
With performance reviews due next month, I thought it might be a perfect time to try to pick up some innovative new ideas by reading something on performance from the "experts". I've read couple of books on performance reviews before, and although they don't exactly rank up there with a Stephen King thriller, I've always managed to learn a few new things and feel like my time reading them was well spent. So I decided with performance reviews on the near horizon, I would see if I could pick up a few new pointers.

Before buying something new, I scanned my shelves to see if there was something I may have overlooked and sure enough, I ran across a copy of PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS by Paul Falcone. I knew immediately why I had not read the book. This is from the "WorkSmart" series. I've read a couple of other books from this series and have been pretty disappointed with them, so this one made its way onto the shelf unread. I decided it was time to give it a fair shake. Perhaps the other books I have read in this series were simply an anomaly and this one would turn out to be just what I was looking for.

I don't like writing negative reviews and normally, if a book is really disappointing I end up not reviewing it at all, but that's not really fair to other readers. Like me, I'm sure others dislike spending their hard earned money on poorly written books that are of very little value. So let me summarize here by saying, "This is a poorly written book that I found to be of very little value."

The "WorkSmart" series is published by American Management Association under the name of AMACOM. I don't know anything about American Management Association, but in my mind's eye, I envision something similar to a newspaper staff room.
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