Search Content


Featured Content


Content Categories



How long should your employee performance review take?

One of the most common questions I get is "how long should we put aside for the actual review". My answer is it depends on a number of factors:
  • have you had regular feedback sessions one on one with the person throughout the year?
  • have they completed a self assessment (this cuts down on meeting time as well as improves the quality of the discussion if done correctly)?
  • how well do you truly know the person?
  • are you really serious about the review?
  • what challenges have you and the person had in the past year?
  • what projects are coming up for the new year.

If you haven't spoken regularly since the last review you could be up for a 2 hour session as the person has a lot of catching up to do with you. They generally have your attention and will make the most of the opportunity!


If you have a great relationship, know each other well, have regular communication and have both done your pre-assessments - then a half hour is quite normal


At a minimum I suggest a one-hour timeslot with another hour between your next appointment and the review. That way if you run over there are no problems - you can concentrate on the person in front of you instead of watching the clock


So ... how long should you allocate? As long as it takes to have a deep, connected discussion with your employee. Simple really!


Until next time


Ingrid Cliff




Related Salesforce Automation CRM Articles

Predicting HR in 2009 May Be Hazardous To Your Hea


Note: This is part two of a three part series on my predictions for 2009 (see part one and part three). I will be covering predictions for blogging, HR and those made by others as the new year approaches....

Read more about Predicting HR in 2009 May Be Hazardous To Your Health...

What PaaS Should Learn from the August 2003 Blacko


Were in an interesting transition within the software space. Specifically, were all in agreement that SaaS is changing the industry in a very positive way. More importantly, however, is the recent evolution of platform as a service (PaaS), which...

Read more about What PaaS Should Learn from the August 2003 Blackouts...