With employee performance evaluations there's always room to improve on both sides. But how does the employer accurately convey those things that need to be improved without offending the employee? It can be tough to maintain the delicate balance between employees and their supervisors during these employee performance evaluations. These steps will help you to write employee performance evaluations and build stronger business and working relationships.
Write about performance and not personality. In an employee performance evaluation, it's important to offer your suggestions and point out improvements that the employee can make. Avoid criticism that might be viewed as offensive or a personal. For example, you wouldn't want to tell an employee you don't like the way they do something unless it conflicts with a company policy. When you write employee performance reviews remain unbiased.
Review and set goals. During an employee performance evaluation, it's important to review the goals set during the previous evaluation. Evaluate progress on the employee's goals, and set new goals. Try to set goals that are realistic, but goals that will push the employees to succeed.
Review the good and the bad. An employee performance evaluation can be disheartening, especially for the employee. It's important to find two or three things that the employee often does that are commendable. Start out by telling the employee some things he can work on and then letting him know you've noticed some more desirable aspects, as well.
Finally, ask for self evaluation. An employee performance evaluation can seem awfully one sided; it's important that your employees recognize that you're not perfect either. Be sure to ask for areas in which you can improve.