I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance review would take place after my first six months with the company.
Problem is, almost two weeks have passed since I reached that milestone and nobody (neither my manager nor my HR) has approached me about it yet, and I don't know what should I do.
In our company we're encouraged to ask HR 'about anything that we don't know who to ask'. However, as we all know, "HR is not friend", and I'm afraid this might have repercussions on the person who was supposed to perform my review and/or I might be frowned upon for going straight to HR about this.
I understand that the COVID-19 pandemic happening right now is a tough time for everyone, and I suspect that it may have something to do with the delay. However, my current pay is about average (if not slightly lower) when compared to the market rate for my job in my city, and I could really use the extra money.
How could I handle this situation in a professional manner?
If it matters, this is in Eastern Europe.