Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Process, Benefits & Preparation Part 4

Performance Appraisals

Writing the Performance Appraisal
  • Review the employee’s performance over the last year and your file of past performance discussions
  • Identify in particular areas for praise and also areas for improvement
  • Ensure completeness
  • Make sure the documents are clearly written and used in a way to encourage the employee’s participation
  • Be Specific
  • Outline Major Accomplishments of the Past Year
  • Illustrate how they supported the overall success of the team/company
  • Select areas for improvement and show how they impacted on this year’s performance
  • Give Examples
  • Quantify
When writing the appraisal documents, it is important to:
  • Note Key Strengths
  • Key Areas in which the employee excels
  • Describe areas of strength
  • Note Areas of Development
  • Areas of Growth & Improvement
  • Skills/Competencies to be developed
  • Summarize Overall Performance Effectiveness
  • Describe overall effectiveness in terms of team and organization
Remember that the documents that you prepare can be brought up for scrutiny if the employee appeals the appraisal. This means that there is a requirement for a high level of care to be exhibited when completing the documents and that facts are used, not opinions
Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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