Chapter 5. Gathering Information

First-time managers often wonder whether their employee evaluations are based on sufficient objective information to be considered accurate. After all, rarely do you see your workers all the time; more often, you just see the end result, missing out on the effort that goes into the process.

Evaluating an employee’s performance is, indeed, a huge responsibility and, as such, shouldn’t be shouldered by any one person. Accordingly, an important aspect of getting ready for the appraisal meeting is gathering information from several sources. You can then compare their personal observations concerning the employee’s accomplishments, areas requiring improvement, and success in meeting previously set goals with those of ...

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