Performance reviews play a key role in helping to guide employees' performance, compensation and professional development. Download our FREE sample employee evaluation form at the link below for use when conducting performance reviews to inform employees about the quality of their work, identify areas needing improvement, and set goals for performance.
Specific areas of performance highlighted in the sample employee evaluation form include:
- Quality of work
- Attendance and punctuality
- Communication skills
- Judgment and decision-making
- Initiative and flexibility
- Job knowledge
- Training and development
Documenting Employee Performance Evaluations
To maximize the effectiveness of your evaluation process, review the employee's overall performance based upon specific, job-related criteria and provide concrete examples related to performance issues. Be sure that your documentation is direct, factual, and detail-oriented, and remember to be honest with your employee performance reviews—if you provide a very positive review of an employee without detailing the problems, you now have documentation that does not support a decision to discipline or terminate.
Performance records can provide important documentation for your company in the event a disciplinary action, termination or other adverse personnel decision becomes necessary. Be careful that your review process and measurements of performance treat employees equitably, and avoid any statements or actions that can be construed as discriminatory.
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