Our company culture demands that HR consults the manager before creating a review for an employee. Is there a way I can make this process smoother in my company?

Of course. You can use either of the following two options:

  1. You can share the review template which will be employed for a certain review. For this, go to Review Templates and click "Share" against any template and choose one or more employees to share it with. The template will be sent to those employees' mail account.
  2. You can take a print out of the review template. For this purpose open your required review template from the list of Review Templates and click the printer icon on top of the page.