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Kudos to you for conducting performance conversations and compensation discussions. What some companies do, is provide employees with a salary range, matrixed to show how much of a % increase an employee will receive based on their performance rating.
For example, if you’re using a 5 point performance review rating scale, perhaps those who get a 1, receive no increase, those who get a 3 get a 1% increase and those who get a 5, receive a 3% increase.
By providing the ‘guidelines’ to managers in advance, they can share this information with the employee at the end of the performance review meeting. Then HR can formalize the increases and send each employee a salary increase letter, with the expectation that employees have the option to schedule a follow up with their manager if they have questions. In other words, schedule only one meeting (performance review), but give the employee an option for the 2nd meeting if they need it. Most won’t.
Best! Laura, HR, SPHR, MAEd
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