An employee evaluation form is a tool to used to communicate and document an employee’s performance, normally over the previous year. Of course as an employer/ manager you should not limit yourself to sitting down with an employee and discussing their performance only one time per year! That would be just ridiculous. My hope in this article is to stress how important it is to communicate to your staff. This is just one tool to do it!
Using an employee
evaluation form correctly by beginning with informing the employee of
your expectations is the first step to having the employee meeting them.
Using an employee evaluation form correctly by beginning with informing the employee of your expectations is the first step to having the employee meeting them. Here are just some examples of something you may want to have in writing and then go over with your employee at the beginning of the rating period;
You expect them to be at work and on time when scheduled.
You expect them to not have more than four unscheduled absent periods per year unless they have a documented reason that is acceptable your company.
You expect them to work in a safe manner adhering to all the company safety policies.
You expect them to produce one hundred gidgits per day with a minimum of no more than two that do not meet the acceptable standard.
The other benefit from a process like this is that if during the year them employee is falling short you can sit down with them and go over the expectations again and find out what you can do to improve their performance.
The benefit is that the employee knows up front what they need to do to meet the standard. They also know that if they do not have any rejected widgits then they are exceeding the standard. Now I am using this as only an example but I know that you understand the process. The other benefit from a process like this is that if during the year them employee is falling short you can sit down with them and go over the expectations again and find out what you can do to improve their performance.
If they do not meet, or cannot meet the standard, then you can begin the process of retraining the person, transferring them to a different department, or ultimately terminating the employee. Provided you are carefully documenting their performance you are putting everyone in a position to be successful. If the employee is not then you have been very fair in the process.
Again, I strongly recommend that you get any of the legal forms you need, including an employee evaluation form from U.S. Legal Forms. They have everything you need and you can be certain that it will meet your needs.
May God Bless You!