Essay on Performance Appraisal of Employees.
Workplace performance appraisals and reviews can often be challenging for managers and supervisors. These checklists and tips help guide you through preparing for performance evaluations, conducting employee reviews, avoiding common appraisal mistakes and pitfalls, and following up with employees after the appraisal is complete.
At the same time, employees may need to think about protecting vital information that does not need to be shared with all employees. When writing the performance evaluation, make sure to remember that communication is a two-way street, so those excelling in this area are able to build cooperation among team members and when working with the public.
Writing and delivering an employee performance evaluation for an under-performer is a difficult task for any manager. The key to writing any performance review is to be honest and provide balance in your comments, striving to focus on areas of strength and improvement.
During the annual performance appraisal, self evaluation forms a crucial part, because it coomunicates to the manager or the supervisor how well an employee perceives their performance within the organisation. While the objective of self evaluation is to ensure that the employee and the management are on the same page, a lot of employees view this as a scope to blow their own trumpet and go.
When conducting a performance evaluation, it is important to try to be positive and growth focused, even when writing a negative review. Start out with something positive, be objective and specific when pointing out a problem and include a way for the employee to fix the problem.
After reviewing all the definitions of employee engagement, this researcher is of the opinion that the definition by Schaufeli et al. (2002, p.74) is the most concise, yet comprehensive definition and as such will be used for the purposes of this study: 'Employee engagement is a positive, fulfilling work-related state of mind characterised by vigour, dedication, and absorption'.
A performance review, also referred to as a performance evaluation or employee review form, is a means of collecting relevant employee data with regards to their output for performance evaluation. Given that employee performance reviews are assessed consistently, performance reviews are periodic in that that their details are collected and reviewed on a constant basis.