Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews by Douglas Max & Robert Bacal
(Perfect Phrases Series)

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Hands-on help for quickly­­and persuasively­­writing company-mandated performance appraisals

Writing performance appraisals is one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks managers face. Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews simplifies the job, providing a comprehensive collection of phrases that managers can use to describe employee performance, provide directions for improvement, and more. For example:

"Sets priorities well" "Misses important deadlines" "Thorough, reliable, and accurate"

All managers and HR professionals will value the book for its:

Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases, organized by job skill and performance level Tips for documenting performance issues and conducting face-to-face reviews Easily adapted performance review templates covering five performance levels

With the wide-ranging assortment of descriptions available in this book, managers will be able to find the perfect terms to help them analyze and understand the work performance of each person they work with.


About Douglas Max & Robert Bacal

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Douglas Max is managing director of LR Communications, a firm that conducts on-site seminars in writing and presentation skills. He lives in Berkley Heights, New Jersey. Robert Bacal is author of "Managing Performance "and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Consulting." His performance management website,, is visited by thousands of people every month. He lives in Winnipeg.
Published December 2, 2002 by McGraw-Hill. 250 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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