RE: REQUESTFOR PROMOTION
Thankyou for your five year work commitment with Vertigo. We value yourdedication very much.
After careful consideration, I must inform you that I will not beable to write a recommendation letter for you.
AlthoughI will not be writing you a recommendation, I can help you indeveloping your career at Vertigo. As I was reviewing your past twoperformance appraisals, I noticed that you have performed averagelycompared to our departmental standards. To be recommended forpromotion, it is the employee’s best interest to exceed theirperformance appraisals at all level.
Yourresume and credentials are impressive with Vertigo. Your academicrecord and previous work experience certainly indicate you arewilling to work hard. However, your communication skills can beimproved to earn you a recommendation with Vertigo in the future. Youhave scored 3 out of 5 in your communication segment for the last twoperformance appraisals. I am concerned your lack of communicationskills will hinder you to be successful with your career development.You are aware that recommending you will position you for promotion,requiring you to be the main communicator, besides representing ourteam. It is essential that the person with the position provideexcellent communication skills to work with other departments.
Tothis end, I propose you take the necessary steps to enhance yourcommunication skills in the near future to prepare you for theupcoming performance appraisal. I will provide some learningmaterials as study guidelines along with what are the expectations toearn a recommendation from a supervisor. In addition, I willpersonally work with you at our one on one meeting to ensure you areon the right track.
Lastly,I will fast track your performance appraisal this year so that I canwrite you a recommendation to pursue your career at Vertigo.