Video:How to Create an Employee Evaluation Systemwith Meghan Lynn Allen
Want to learn how to create an employee evaluation system that works for your company? Here, see tips and tricks for composing an employee evaluation system.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Create an Employee Evaluation SystemHi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we're discussing some tips on how to create an employee evaluation system.
Modes of Creating an Employee Evaluation SystemThere are many different ways you can record the appraisals of your employees and their employee performance. You want to make sure that your company doesn't already have a format in place. Most likely, you'll be required to use that format. Keep in mind that if you're creating your own format, most employee evaluation systems are based on norms, absolute standards, and results.
Tips for Creating an Employee Evaluation SystemEach employee should be adequately prepared for the employee evaluation. This often includes a written questionnaire to be completed by the employee before the evaluation happens, and often a standardized form that's to be completed by the employer. The integrity of these forms is important. If the employee feels they are being judged unfairly, then the form means nothing and it usually lowers morale.
Before Distributing an Employee Evaluation SystemBefore widely distributing your employee evaluation system, you need to make sure you're well prepared, and what's in that employee evaluation system is well researched. So gather data from the internet or from your fellow employees, put a team or committee together (including someone on the human resource staff), and someone who will manage the employee that's receiving the evaluation. You want to make sure that your company's goals and objectives are accurately reflected.
Ensure legal compliance. Since employee evaluations go a long way towards determining pay raises, or in some cases, termination, you want to make sure that you're following the legal guidelines for employee evaluation systems.In addition to the evaluation's content, scheduling is also very important. So make sure the participant knows when and where the evaluations will take place. Be sure to discuss the employee evaluation system with the employees ahead of time, before they sit down to meet. The process shouldn't be intimidating. It should decrease the likelihood that small problems will turn into big ones.
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