The Performance Appraisal Handbook: Legal & Practical Rules for Managers

Overview

Performance evaluations have several purposes that are explored in this book:an employee development tool, a merit based incentive tool, and a legal tool. If done incorrectly, they can demotivate employees, lower morale, and put your business into legal trouble. With this book you learn how to avoid the pitfalls of bad evaluations and learn techniques to give goal oriented reviews that futher the broader objectives of the organization. Anyone that works in Human Resources or supervises employees in the work place...

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Overview

Performance evaluations have several purposes that are explored in this book:an employee development tool, a merit based incentive tool, and a legal tool. If done incorrectly, they can demotivate employees, lower morale, and put your business into legal trouble. With this book you learn how to avoid the pitfalls of bad evaluations and learn techniques to give goal oriented reviews that futher the broader objectives of the organization. Anyone that works in Human Resources or supervises employees in the work place needs a copy of this book.

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Editorial Reviews

HR Magazine
Takes the 'legal guesswork' out of writing and conducting employee performance appraisals, providing all the answers managers need at every step.
HR.com
This book should be on the shelf of every supervisor.
— Aileen MacMillan
The Boston Globe
Offers advice for employers who dread an annual workplace ritual: formal appraisals.
Aileen MacMillan
"This book should be on the shelf of every supervisor."
HR.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413305678
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 781,548
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Ms. DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. She is also the editor of Parent Savvy, a book that answers parents' practical, financial, and legal questions. Ms. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her two busy children, Sophia and Charlie. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: An Overview of Performance Appraisal
Chapter 2: Legal Traps
Chapter 3: Performance Objectives
Chapter 4: Observation and Documentation
Chapter 5: The Interim Meeting
Chapter 6: The Year-End Performance Appraisal
Chapter 7: Progressive Discipline
Appendix A: State and Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
Appendix B: Tear-Out Checklists and Forms Index
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