A performance appraisal (or performance review) is concerned with how good and bad someone has performed in his/her capacity within a workplace setting. Employers use this review to assess employees' recent performances, developments, and future goals or improvements. Most importantly, it provides opportunities for employers and employees to communicate each other’s expectations.
Typically, a performance appraisal would provide background information on an employee, such as his or her job position and duties. The employer would then list the employee’s strengths and weaknesses on the job, and include examples for evidence. Finally, the employer would suggest plans for the employee to improve in any given area.
The following samples and activities will give you a better idea on how to write performance appraisals for employees.
As an employer, you should be able to distinguish particular performances or achievements that contributed significantly to the company so that you may reward or compensate your employees.
Make it clear to the employees what is expected of them by mentioning your expectations in your appraisals. By giving them clear goals, they are more likely to work to strive for those goals.
Another duty as an employer is to get the best out of your workers. Be able to recognize their weaknesses and let them know what is expected of them.
Collect enough evidence of work done by employees so that you may reward them or terminate them. By holding evidence of exceptional and unsatisfactory work or records, you would be able to justify your decision legally if a lawsuit arises.