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How to Track Employee Performance

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Tracking employee performance is easily done through a process of documentation and tracking software. There are several tracking software programs on the market that can be customized to meet individual company needs.

Utilize job descriptions to determine the expected performance standards. Document in writing each time a formal or informal review of job performance is done. Use a tracking software for all performance documentation.

Research the various performance tracking systems. Choose the best system for the company and employee needs. Each meeting regarding performance needs to be entered into the performance tracking system for pay raises and promotions.

Maintain accurate records of each employee's performance. Enter the data when the evaluation is completed. Document any performance improvement plans in the tracking software. Final formal evaluation findings are entered with supervisor comments.


Ensure that all performance standards are equally assigned.

Review employee performance monthly or quarterly.

Follow up on all performance improvement action plan.


About the Author

Based in Dallas, Texas, Marcia Moore has been writing business-related materials since 1974. She has enjoyed a 30-year career in the field of human resources and works as a HR consultant to small and medium businesses. Moore holds a Master of Science in social work from the University of Texas in Arlington.

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