The HR Dictionary

Employee Evaluation

An employee evaluation, also called a performance evaluation or performance review, is a planned review of the an employee’s progress by a supervisor. In a typical employee performance evaluation, the employee will be reviewed against the goals and objectives that have been exceeded, met, and fallen short during a particular time period. These reviews are usually conducted via digital performance appraisals available in HR software on a pre-agreed time-interval by the management.

Employee Evaluation Benefits

Both management and employees benefit much from the performance evaluation process. When properly planned and carried out, it present a significant chance to deliver helpful feedback to employees to improve their work. Some other benefits are: 

  • Identifying employees that are excelling
  • Locating employees that require additional training and support
  • Enhancing productivity and profitability
  • Establish employee development plans
  • Fair evaluation of wage raises
  • Choosing candidates for succession/promotion planning

Employee evaluation is a conversation. Employees must have the confidence to be transparent and honest. They must also believe that feedback is not intended as criticism, but rather as a way to increase their productivity and sense of appreciation at work. As a team leader, the word choice when providing feedback must follow this philosophy.

Advanced HR software provides the ability to conduct comprehensive performance appraisals for employees online by collecting feedback and ratings about an employee from all parties concerned such as supervisors, colleagues, employee, and top management. This provides the ability to avoid the hassle of conducting paper based performance reviews.