CHAPTER 2

PERFORMANCEEVALUATIONS

INTRODUCTION

One of the most uncomfortable moments in any manager’s working year is when he or she must conduct a performance evaluation. Whether an uncomfortable moment or not, performance evaluations are an important management tool with which to assess any given employee’s performance and to motivate him or her to either improve or continue to perform to company standards.

Proper preparation and structuring of a performance evaluation can transform it from a confrontation into a worthwhile collaboration between you—the employer—and your employee.

THE JOB DESCRIPTION

The natural starting point for preparing to undertake a performance review is to begin with the employee’s job description. By its nature, the ...

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