The two most common terms used to describe this process are ‘Appraisal’ and ‘Performance Review’. In large organisations there is generally a formal process is place which is sometimes linked to salary review and/or to the identification of development needs. There is considerable debate about whether it is helpful to link the process to both at once!
Why review performance? Make a list of the reasons for carrying out this activity – even if it is not done within a formal system.