Be sure to communicate the following when issuing a performance review…

*Be sure the individual’s goals are clear. (Remember SMART…Simple/ Specific, Measurable, Acheivable, Relevant, and Timely.)

*Ensure the employee understands the value they bring to the organization (why these goals are important/ how they fit into the big picture.)

*Communicate the consequences for not meeting their goals. Is compensation tied to goals?

*End on a positive note. Employees who leave the room on a sour note will not be motivated to move in a positive direction.