15 Ways to Improve Performance Evaluations

By Michael Heller

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In the modern workplace, performance reviews and employee evaluations are a necessary evil. As a manager, you probably don’t like giving them and it’s no surprise that only 55% of respondents in a recent study stated that these performance processes had a positive impact on the organizations. So, what can you do?

Feedback and reviews are essential to development and growth within a company. Without them, you wouldn’t know if the job you were doing was good or not, and as a result, the company would suffer immensely. Finding the right techniques to implement to ensure that your team gets the insights they need is no easy task.

Below are 15, that’s right, count ’em, 15 performance evaluation ideas that are sure to enhance your processes like never before. Not to mention, as time goes on, we’ll continue to add to list in order to give you the best advice possible when it comes to providing that much-needed feedback. Take a look!

1. Make (Face) Time

Whether twice a year or twice a month, make time to meet with each employee for about 15 minutes, to discuss where they fall for each of their personal performance measures. Include any issues, concerns, and expectations in order to continue growth in the defined areas. Email and software are great but sometimes they need to see your face.

2. Make It Personal

Allow employees to develop goals and objectives to improve their performance evaluation. Create a personal connection by allowing them to see and realize where they need to improve, how they can improve and make goals to meet those new expectations. Show a realistic timeline to help them achieve the goals they’ve set. For example, ask employees what they specifically want to accomplish and how they hope to get there. It may be helpful to have them create a plan and share it with you to ensure you both understand how these goals will be handled and what is to be expected as time goes on.

3. Think Tech

It’s time to use tech to your advantage outside of the normal daily uses. There are multiple tools out there; like iRevü, WorkFlowy, and Gliffy, that help organize and keep track of goals, performance, provide feedback, and even help schedule evaluations in general. Implementing these tactics helps with collaboration and improved communication. This allows you to work together with employees and construct realistic goals and ideas, meaning the feedback you provide is more helpful and insightful.

4. Increase Frequency

We know that weekly evaluations aren’t for everyone. But, it’s a good idea to think about slowly increasing how often you give feedback or have evaluations. Find an amount that works best for your company and use face to face talks, group meetings, email and your performance review system to ensure you are giving feedback regularly.

5. Be Negative, Erm Corrective

When it comes to your employees, don’t be afraid to tell them how it is. If they do something wrong, it’s in both of your Go to the full article.

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