Mid-Year Review

One of the most useful parts of the performance management process is the mid-year review in January, due at the end of February.

This formal feedback check-in at the beginning of the calendar year continues to build a shared understanding of goals and expectations between the manager and employee and prevents surprises at the year-end performance review.

The mid-year review provides an opportunity to reinforce progress toward goals set earlier in the year, refocus and provide coaching for efforts that have not yet produced results, and to respond to changes and adjust goals and priorities as needed.

Especially in periods of rapid change, goals set at the beginning of the annual cycle may need to shift, making way for new priorities critical to the organization.