Shishir's Guide to Performance Calibration Meetings
Six ways to run your performance calibration meeting
Over the course of the past two decades, I have participated in, created, and re-created dozens of performance calibration processes. This activity can be simultaneously one of the most dreaded and most valuable exercises a group can go through. And a critical portion of this process is the Performance Calibration meeting - where a set of supervisors come together to discuss the performance of employees and achieve agreement on performance appraisal ratings.
This doc goes through a few different models for running this calibration and some thoughts on when to apply each technique.
Getting Started: Set up Employees and your Calibration Framework
All the processes suggested require starting with a list of employees and a set of ratings:
Choose a Calibration approach (see below) and go to the relevant section to set that up. After the calibration meeting is complete, ensure everyone knows their take-aways and action items in the section.
Six Approaches to Performance Calibration Meetings
Each of these sections goes through a different way to run your calibration meeting:
After the calibration
Refine to match your followups and messages and send it out to the group. Also be sure to visit for other refinements.
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