Book Title:

The Performance Appraisal Handbook: Legal & Practical Rules For Managers (Paperback)
by Amy Delpo (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Aileen MacMillan,

“This book should be on the shelf of every supervisor.”

Book Description

Everything you need to conduct legally safe employee evaluations.

The Performance Appraisal Handbook is a must-read for every manager, whether you’re writing a performance review for the first time or the hundredth. It’s packed with the information and tools you need to make your company’s appraisal process work better for everyone.

Find out how to:

  • motivate your staff to perform better
  • help employees develop and grow
  • identify poor performers and help them get on track
  • avoid common legal traps and problems
  • increase employee morale
  • foster good communication
  • lay the groundwork to safely fire poor performers who fail to improve

Written by a best-selling employment-law attorney and reviewed by an expert advisory board, this hands-on guide provides you with a unique combination of practical and legal information – in easy-to-read, jargon-free English. You’ll also find checklists, sample forms, sample policies and step-by-step instructions for getting the job done.

[List of Forms Checklist: Avoiding Legal Trouble Checklist: Identifying Job Requirements Checklist: Preparing an Employee for Goal Setting Checklist: Identifying Goals Checklist: Writing Performance Objectives Checklist: Documenting Performance Checklist: Information to Gather for a Performance Appraisal Checklist: Assessing Performance Checklist: Common Performance Appraisal Errors Checklist: Rules for Effective Discipline Form: Performance Log Form: Kudos to You Form: Tickler for You Form: Performance Evaluation]

About the Author

Attorney Amy DelPo brings more than six years of criminal and civil litigation experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Before coming to Nolo in January 2000, Ms. DelPo specialized in employment law, handling a wide variety of disputes between employers and employees, incluging sexual harassment, discrimination and wage-and-hour issues. Her real-world experience enriches her work at Nolo, where she writes and edits numerous employment law titles, including Dealing with Problem Employees (co-author), The Employer’s Legal Handbook (editor) and Your Rights in the Workplace (editor). Ms. DelPo received her law degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.