Performance Evaluations – Why they are important
- On 21 November 2016
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
Getting employees involved in their performance evaluations makes all the difference. An employee evaluation provides employees constructive feedback about their job performance in addition to their accomplishments and future expectations from the company. Through these evaluations, management and employees can have an unbiased discussion and come to an agreement about how to improve an employee’s growth and work performance within the company.
HR best practice is to have employees conduct a self-assessment prior to the formal performance review. Allow employees to assess their own performance prior to having a meeting with their supervisor. This way, employees are granted the opportunity to express their opinions on their own job performance. With the official performance review, employees can compare their self-assessment rating with management’s evaluation rating.
Employees want to know how they are doing at work. Employees want to feel confident about their contribution to the company. Success and career development are important factors for employees so providing them feedback, praise and constructive criticism can help increase productivity and commitment at work. With a performance review, employees can learn what areas they need to focus on in order to grow and move up within the company.
We can customize a performance evaluation form to meet your needs, for both hourly and exempt staff. Completing a performance evaluation form is highly encouraged and provides fairness and consistency when evaluating an employee. The form allows you to rate an employee in various categories including productivity, quality of work, quantity of work, teamwork, etc.
We can customize the self-assessment portion of the performance evaluation form to your specifications; customized with your logo. Make the performance evaluation a two-sided discussion. Offer your employees the opportunity to assess their own work performance and allow them to provide their input as to what works for the company and what improvements they would like to see implemented.