How to conduct a positive, valuable employee performance evaluation

How to conduct a positive, valuable employee performance evaluationSitting down to conduct an employee performance evaluation with a staff member is the part of the appraisal process most managers dread. But the session doesn’t have to be tense or uncomfortable. When conducting an employee performance evaluation, start by discussing any problems you’ve observed with the employee’s performance. Address each problem individually and don’t bring up a new problem until you’ve thoroughly discussed the current one. Use the following framework to discuss each problem: • Describe ...

Evaluate and Encourage Full Participation and Success To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Evaluate and Encourage Full Participation and Success To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessThere is widespread recognition that an annual meeting to evaluate progress does not have the same benefits as ongoing dialogue and feedback. Feedback that is delivered when it is most relevant enhances learning and provides the opportunity to make necessary accommodations in order to meet objectives. Some organizations are moving towards conducting performance reviews twice a year, while a small portion is trying to conduct them more frequently. Regardless of frequency, the attitude towards ongoing feedbac...

Document is the killer application To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Document is the killer application To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessNote taking must be consistent and include all significant occurrences, positive or negative. Documentation is important to support performance decisions, and notes should be written with the intent to share. In addition to documenting the details of an occurrence, any subsequent follow up should be detailed. The performance log is a record that the manager keeps for each employee and is a record of performance "events." The maintenance of a performance log serves a number of purposes. The manager can recor...