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Policies, Procedures & SafeguardsAugust 10, 2016
Performance reviews (or performance appraisals) record an assessment of an employee’s performance, potential and development needs.
They are an opportunity for an employee and employer to sit down and have a one on one discussion on workload, productivity, what has been achieved since the last review, and to agree on objectives to be achieved before the next review.
While some may dread the time and effort needed to prepare for and conduct a successful performance review, they are an important tool for yourself and your employee, as they provide you with answers to the following questions.
• Is your employee struggling or succeeding?
Performance reviews give you insight into any areas where your employee may not be performing to the standard expected of them. Employers can use performance reviews to discuss why the employee is struggling and offer solutions. Review meetings provide an excellent opportunity for an employer and their employee to discuss and agree on individual training and development needs.
It is important to remember performance reviews should not be used as part of a disciplinary process, nor should a review meeting be used as an opportunity to raise a disciplinary issue.
• Is your employee motivated and satisfied?
Performance reviews provide employers the opportunity to recognise employees for their hard work, and to receive feedback regarding how the employee feels about their job, role in the company, and possible career progression. This is the ideal time for a discussion to be had about where and how the employee wishes to progress within the company, and what they need to do to get there.
• Does your employee feel recognised?
One of the most important aspects of a performance review it that it makes employees feel valued and appreciated. An employer taking the time to sit down one on one, will resonate with an employee and make them feel recognised.
Performance reviews also provide employers with the chance to recognise employees who have performed well during the evaluation period. Recognising employees for their hard work and achievements increases morale, which can have the added bonus of boosting productivity.
Employsure can advise on the best ways to implement performance reviews into your business, so call us today on 1300 651 415.