It’s the part of being a manager that everyone dreads. A less than stellar employee’s review is coming up, and you have to be the bearer of bad news.
Ideally, the feedback you are about to deliver shouldn’t be a surprise. Good managers address negative performance as specific examples come up and immediately work with the employee to improve.
But in the real-world, this may not always happen, and even if it has, the annual or semi-annual review is the time to re-address past issues. For a few suggestions to help you through what may be an uncomfortable task, head over to my post on the Fast Track blog.