Key Phrases in Performance Reviews

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Performance reviews are conducted to provide employees with an evaluation of their job performance. Input is provided from mangers, peers, direct reports and clients to provide a well rounded evaluation of employee performance.

Managers

Business environments are very fluid. Managers are encouraging of employees adaptable to change. A key phrase to use in performance appraisals is the employee is "able to adapt to changing deadlines and changes in the nature of the assignments."

Peers

Co-workers ability to work within a team is valuable. To highlight this skill, a key phrase for a performance review is the associate "makes valuable contributions to team objectives."

 

Direct reports

A skill used in effective management is the ability to delegate effectively. When a manager has delegated effectively, a key phrase to us is, "delegates with clearly defined responsibility and authority."

 

Clients

The ability to problem-solve with clients strengthens relationships. Problem-solving is an important skill used in managing business relationships. A key phrase for using in the performance review is "translates problems into practical solutions."

 

Tip

For each key phrase in a performance review, provide specific examples of the employee's behavior.

 

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About the Author

Hunter Taylor has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has authored articles for the "The Social Contract Journal," as well as newspapers, legislative magazines and e-newsletters for state legislators and organizations. Taylor holds a Master of Business Administration from Shorter University.

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