performance review

5 red flags that show you have an under-performing staff member

A well-performing team can transform a good business into a great one. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you ensure your staff members are fulfilled and performing to the best of their abilities. Of course, you can do so by tracking KPIs and scheduling regular reviews, but a large part of ensuring your team is at …

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5 radical but much needed changes to the current performance review process

The world of performance management is changing. The latest thinking suggests that we shouldn’t have one (or 2) big performance reviews with our team every year, but an on-going conversation about performance all throughout the year. This is a change I completely agree with. The amount of time taken up with meaningless appraisals which go …

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4 very unusual tips to help you use your performance appraisal to get what you want and need from your firm

In this post I share the advice I have given to several clients about how to get exactly what they want and need from their annual performance appraisal or as it is sometimes called performance review.  How to prepare for a performance appraisal I’ve got a confession to make. I never really liked having my …

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How to safely demonstrate in your appraisal that you are ready for partnership

Sometimes, the only opportunity you have to talk formally about your career ambitions is in your annual appraisal. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your readiness for partner. However, many senior associates and directors blow this opportunity by not preparing properly for this very important conversation. In this article I will share with you …

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