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Learn2 Provide Effective Employee Reviews (continued)
Step 2: Prepare the groundwork

It's essential that everyone involved in the review process understands its purpose and meaning. If you simply announce that everyone in the office is going to be receiving reviews, you'll induce paranoia, perhaps even revolt. There are several ways to prepare, including:

Advance notice. Mention the company's annual review policy in the employee handbook and at any introductory meetings upon hiring. Include as much information as you can, such as the purpose of reviews, what the process entails, how employees are evaluated, and how reviews affect employees (for example, are they linked to annual raises?).

Discussion. If your policy is a new one, take time in a staff meeting to talk about what reviews mean before the process begins. Let employees ask questions to dispel any myths or rumors.

Education for reviewers. Make sure all managers in your company understand the purpose of reviews and know the dos and don'ts before they begin the process. Poorly prepared reviews can cause dissension and even legal problems (see Step 4).



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Introduction
Step 1: Have a clear philosophy
Step 2: Prepare the groundwork
Step 3: Design the review process
Step 4: Obey the law
Step 5: Keep reviews positive
Step 6: Meet one-on-one

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