Delivering Productive Performance Evaluations
Recorded On: 01/26/2022
While year-end performance reviews are often a source of anxiety for employees, they can also be stressful for managers as well. With salary determinations, organizational structure implications, and several other factors to consider, delivering a productive and effective evaluation can be a challenging addition to a manager's already-hefty workload. However, these reviews are one of the most crucial ways for supervisors to assess their employees' accomplishments and contributions, and are ultimately a way to promote good morale and help ensure retention of valuable staff members.
In this webinar, you'll join HR experts Carol Granfield, ICMA-CM and Sandy Stapczynski as they review best practices for delivering constructive and actionable performance evaluations. They will discuss:
- The specifics of performance policies and accompanying procedures to follow
- Guidelines for appraisal interviews
- Techniques for designing and developing rating scales
- How to factor in employee input throughout the process
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM
Senior Management Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM, is senior management consultant, Director of Human Resources Services for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town and county manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and as personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.
Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational and staffing studies, wage, classification and benefit studies, human resource audits, and union negotiations. She serves on the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board and teaches Public Administration and Adjunct Professor teaching Human Resources at Granite State College of the University of NH. She is also the co-author of the ICMA e-book "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski
Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.
With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.
She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.