“He’s got up-to-date grounding in HR theories, he understands the levers of the business he is working in and he develops good relationships with people,” [Kim] Congdon says. For those reasons, everybody in the profession seems to know his name. “He is an HR rock star.”
As Falcone explains in this book, “Annual performance appraisals are not meant to be a paper chase–a mandatory exercise that creates a snapshot of your impressions as a supervisor about a subordinate’s work. Instead, they should be a collaborative effort that builds on open communication and constant feedback.” This book gives managers and HR professionals the language to get there.
Hand in hand with 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews comes 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals–because by the time the next performance review rolls around, ideally your employees will have set and strove for meaningful goals. You can make sure they do with the help of this book.
Before you can exercise all of your newfound knowledge on having tough conversations, conducting performance reviews, and guiding your employees to the perfect performance goals, you’ll need to find those employees. With more than 100,000 copies sold, 96 Great Interview Questions has proven itself an essential resource for anyone evaluating job candidates.
Need more evidence of Paul Falcone’s HR and managerial genius? Check out his articles on AMA Playbook:
- How Often Should You Give Performance Feedback?
- How to Legally Justify Employee Termination
- Communicating Bad News for the First Time During the Annual Performance Review
PAUL FALCONE has served as vice president of human resources for NBC Universal Entertainment Production, VP of employee relations for Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, and VP and West Coast head of human resources for Nickelodeon. He is the author of many top-selling books, including those listed above.