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.