- What do you think I do well and why?
- My job responsibilities have changed and it appears to be a permanent change; should we update my position description or job objectives?
- I have a list of accomplishments. Would you look at it and see if I have matched them well to the job objectives?
No matter the human resources system, such questions and the resulting conversations should improve trust between managers and employees and keep the focus on performance, not pay.
Brian Friel covered management and human resources at Government Executive for six years and is now a National Journal staff correspondent.