Anthony Haynes writes: In an ideal world, according to Nicole Davidson: “a performance review would provide an employee not only with an honest, practical review of their past work, but also with new motivation for the future. Often however, performance reviews are an annual source of uncertainty, stress, and frustration”.
Many will recognise the disjunct that Davidson articulates between the ideal and the actual. Fortunately, in ‘Tips for giving an effective performance review” (Coffee Shop HR, April 3rd), Davidson also provides advice on how to make a success of a review. her advice, organised into three main themes, is available here.