The Employee Evaluation and Review process provides employer and employee with one of the most useful and powerful tools in business today. The primary functions of this process center around how does the employee ‘fit’ in the business, how do the career plans of the employee match up to the business’ plan and how can the business help the employee maximize their potential.
It is helpful to clearly identify what the evaluation and review process is not. It is not 1)the method to build up a case to terminate an employee 2) a forum that generates regular pay raises 3) a method to reprimand an employee 4) an exact science.
The benefits to the employer are many. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that the evaluations and reviews help keep good employees. Keeping good employees gives a business a real competitive advantage over competitors. When I conduct an employee review the employer almost always uncovers something very important that they did not know about the employee. It is also an excellent way to get direct feedback about management. Because of this dynamic the evaluation and review also can be extremely useful in improving the management process.
When setting up an employee evaluation and review process keep these key points in mind:
The evaluation and review process is one of crucial fundamentals for creating a strong employer-employee relationship. In a business climate of increased competition and expected skilled labor shortage, the evaluation and review process is not optional. Those employers that avoid these crucial reviews will be at a competitive disadvantage.
- Jack Deal