Are my performance evaluations too positive?
Glowing performance appraisals are fine, but only if the employee deserves them.
I'm a relatively new manager, and it's time for me to conduct my second -- ever! -- round of annual performance evaluations. I try to use praise and positive feedback to motivate the employees who report to me. But now that I'm looking over the performance of my team during the past year, I'm noticing that certain problems have persisted. Should I call these out in performance evaluations or should I continue to accentuate the positive?