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    Stress-free Performance Appraisals - Approved for 2.0 HRCI - General Recertification Credits

    Date: April 17, 2013, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Joyce Sherwood
    Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    $30.00 Chapter Members, $40.00 Nonmembers, $45.00 Walk-ins
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    We're excited to welcome guest speaker Sharon Armstrong, of Sharon Armstrong and Associates.  Sharon will talk with us about Stress Free Performance Appraisals.

    About the Program

    Organizations with effective communication practices are those who thrive.  Performance appraisals are a test of those effective communication skills.  Performance appraisals, if done properly, can be a valuable tool in improving the performance of your employees.  But if they are done improperly, they can be demoralizing and a waste of time. 

    The purpose of this session is to help HR professionals:

    • Help managers adequately plan for and conduct the effective appraisal discussion
    • Understand the importance of providing meaningful feedback to employees
    • Review rating errors and basic legal implications

    Join us to gain an insightful look at a process that many of us may undervalue, and to which we may devote insufficient time.  At the end of this session, you will better understand how this workplace conversation meets key intrinsic employee motivational needs and helps build collaborative and highly engaged work environments.

    About the Speaker

    Sharon Armstrong has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources consultant, trainer and career counselor.  Since launching her own HR consulting business in 1998, Sharon Armstrong and Associates, she has consulted with many large corporations and small businesses.  Sharon’s first business book, Stress-Free Performance Appraisals was published by Career Press in July 2003. Her second business book, The Essential HR Handbook – A Quick and Handy Guide for Any Manager or HR Professional was published in Summer 2008.  The Essential Performance Review Handbook, her last book, was published in May 2010.

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