Last Updated Nov 19, 2008 7:10 PM EST
What with the crisis in the economy, employees are especially concerned about their performance reviews. As a manager, you probably hate them, too. They're a bureaucratic pain in the you-know-what, one that you would rather avoid. As a result, you wait until the last minute to prepare. Don't do it, says management consultant Leila Bulling Towne in this new BNET video. Instead, plan your reviews carefully to put your employees, and yourself, at ease.