How not to conduct a performance review

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...

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas   It is more than 40 years since the slogan "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas", was created by Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust (which was known as the National Canine Defence League in those days).   Treat them right   Whilst I'm not trying to say that you should treat your staff like dogs,...

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HasBean: "As you know, HR require us to hold a performance review meeting." Employee: "Yes, this is my first one since I joined last year. I'm really looking forward to it." HasBean: "Splendid. Weather is nice today, isn't it?" Employee: "Yeah, I suppose so. Would you like to see my skill profile and my development action plan?" HasBean: "HR just says that we need to meet. I'll have my...

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HasBean: "This is Cedric. You said you needed extra resources to finish your project on time." Project Manager: "Hi Cedric. Thanks HB. It's great you found someone with the networking skills we needed." HasBean: "Cedric is my nephew. He is here doing work experience." Project Manager: "Hang on! I created an explicit SFIA profile of the skills we required!" HasBean: "You said you  needed a resource. I got you...

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