The Department Manager should review the employee’s job description and complete the Performance Appraisal Template with their own comments in order to review with the employee. DEV105-2 PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL is intended to assist managers and employees in communicating and recording assessments of their performance, and establishing goals/areas for improvement. Managers should evaluate all applicable performance areas with the employee and discuss areas that the employee could improve upon.
Keep in mind the most important part of the appraisal process is the discussion of the evaluation with the employee. If the meeting with the employee is effective, it leads to a better understanding and relationship between the employee and the manager; clarifies the mutual objectives of the employee, the manager, and the company; and gives the employee a feeling of satisfaction regarding the areas of work in which they have done well.
The manager should use the meeting to discuss the employee’s performance and not the individual as a person. This means that if the manager must be critical of the employee’s performance, the manager should emphasize that it is the performance and not the employee who has slipped. People usually can look more objectively at the results of their work than at themselves.