How NOT to conduct a Performance Review:
HasBean: Hi. Come on in. Take a seat.
Employee: Thanks. It’s been a while HB. How are things with you?
HasBean: Really good thanks. I’ve just got back from a lovely break down the coast. How are you doing?
Employee: Great thanks. Everything seems to be going well here, and I’ve some leave planned with my family next month.
Employee: I guess we ought to get on with my performance review now.
HasBean: Ah, we just finished that. You said everything was going well here.