All too often in many companies, performance reviews are treated as an annual event. But in order to truly be useful, evaluating employees and providing feedback should really be a continuous function in every organization - all the time. It's not enough to tell someone retrospectively once a year how he or she fared over the course of twelve months, nor does doing so fully capture an accurate picture of that individual's value to the business, or lack thereof.
Every employer has daily opportunities to provide employees with information about their performance that is accurate, constructive and actionable. On the positive side, this does not mean that a pat on the back is necessary e