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Performance Reviews

Never go into a performance review unprepared because there's too much on the line. We'll give you the tools and advice you need to arm yourself with before meeting with your bosses to discuss a raise and/or a bonus. When is the best time for a performance review? What should you focus on? Are there things you should never say or do during a performance review? We have all the answers you need so check back often for the best advice and tips to help you get a raise.

Performance Reviews Advice

  • The Performance Review

    Performance reviews give employees and employers a chance to evaluate regularly whether they are happy with each other. The review is a meeting between you and your boss to discuss both the results of your work and the process you went … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Company Objectives and Performance Standards

    Usually, corporate objectives are set by the executive committee and include overall goals for quality, customer service, finance, and teamwork. These four objectives are then translated into functional objectives that serve as guidelines … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Job Description

    Job descriptions play a vital role in your compensation, because employers decide what to pay people based on the value of specific skills. Add up the responsibilities in your job description, and you should get the totality of your … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Performance Standards

    When preparing for your review, see how well your accomplishments relate to the performance standards set for you. For example, if your company emphasizes teamwork, cite instances in which you have worked effectively to mobilize coworkers … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Self-Appraisal

    Even if your organization does not require a formal self-appraisal, it is to your advantage to complete a self-test, since the performance review process is so closely related to your career advancement. Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Performance Review

    Your performance review is a good occasion to discuss changes to your job description. Updating your job description can ensure that you are evaluated fairly and your performance is measured accordingly. Sometimes, the revisions may point … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Salary Review

    Your employer also researches salaries, and is likely to have access to many sources that are difficult for individuals to come by. If you and your employer begin a dialog about data sources, you may be well on your way to a win-win … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Employee Records

    Your employee file protects you as well since it can prevent unfair assessments and ratings in future performance reviews. It is difficult for an employer to fire an employee for cause if there is nothing in the employee's permanent record … Read more...

  • Peak Performance: Your Goals and Objectives

    If you help set your own goals, the chance of your meeting them will be higher. Think carefully about what you can realistically do to achieve your targets. Read more...

  • Six Steps to Set Yourself Up For a Raise

    Most employees don't know how to negotiate. Many feel they are underpaid for the work they do, yet they wait until their yearly performance review to begin salary negotiations. Where and when do you begin? Now is the time to convince your … Read more...