Annual performance reviews are a key component of employee development. The performance review is intended to be a fair and balanced assessment of an employee’s performance.
Employee performance evaluation allows the manager to meet with his or her employees to go over actions and behaviours of the previous year and map out future goals and expectations concerning the employee's performance. By opening up the lines of communication, you are creating a situation where there should be no surprises in regard to expectations further down the line. This is also a good time to go over established job requirements and update if necessary.
it’s important to give positive feedback in response to a job well done. Simple recognition of effort can be a fantastic reward that provides continued motivation for future tasks. But sometimes it seems to get tedious to keep saying “great job” over and over, especially if you work with a large team. Excellent work must always be recognized and differentiated as such. High performers are intrinsically motivated by doing excellent work and producing something that impresses others. When that credit is not given, over time they will redirect their effort and contributions towards work that does meet that need for high achievement.
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