Best Practices for Evaluating Employee Performance

If you always dread writing formal employee performance reviews, consider these 8 tips.

Report CardEver since your first report card landed on your desk in grade school, you’ve been used to the concept of performance evaluation. While grades were important then since they had some impact on your future education and career, the stakes are higher now. Employee performance reviews are often tied to bumps in salary.

Whether or not they are, they provide valuable feedback to staff members. Performance reviews can re-focus employees, and sometimes result in renewed enthusiasm for their job responsibilities. They can be useful exercises for you as a manager, too, helping you evaluate your department’s overall workflow and productivity, and making sure that each individual’s skills are being applied appropriately.

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