8 tips for successful performance management

Separating discussions on pay and performance should be part of the process
By Earl Silver
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2016

Nobody wakes up in the morning and looks forward to conducting performance appraisals. So how can this “appraisal aversion” be changed?

Here are 8 tips for people who are looking for an alternative:

Separate discussions on pay and performance 
There must be a complete separation of performance communication and any changes related to compensation. When the two elements take place at the same time, people have a strong tendency to focus on pay increases, not on performance outcomes. Therefore, performance discussions should be completed before any compensation adjustments are communicated and approved.