The mid year performance review is an important part of the overall employee performance management process. As my colleague Amanda Seidler wrote in a previous article, Mid-Year Reviews - The New Annual Performance Appraisal?, mid-year reviews are increasing in popularity for good reason. Conducting helpful and productive mid-year review discussions is a fundamental way in which managers can support a culture of on-going feedback and recognition, not to mention achieve better business results.
Don’t be surprised if you see the #MidYearReview hashtag trending on your Twitter screen. Mid-year performance reviews - traditionally overshadowed by their Year-End counterpart - are having their moment! (image courtesy of Twitter)
Welcome summer – the season of Mid-Year Performance Reviews! While companies do not always require a formal Mid-Year review process, many encourage some kind of performance check-in and/or discussion between employees and managers. Mid-Year Performance Evaluations are an identification of accomplishments and performance gaps for the first half of the year, and goal setting/planning for the remainder of the year.