Objective performance development

Ideal program includes work, developmental objectives
By Sandra Chiodo
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/14/2010

When an employee attaches an addendum to a performance review, it usually means one of two things: He is thrilled with the review and wants to state this or he does not agree with it. In my experience, it’s usually the latter.

When an employee does not agree with a review, HR professionals know things can only get worse between the supervisor and the employee.

In most organizations, this happens at least once a year (for some, more). Sometimes the supervisor backs down and changes the appraisal because she didn’t have anything concrete to substantiate her views. In other cases, it becomes a battle between the supervisor and the employee and, in the end, someone is not happy. It is these situations that reinforce a supervisor’s anxiety around the dreaded performance review.