Does your company offer regular performance reviews for your team members? Not all companies do, and while they take time, reviews offer a real benefit to both your organization and your employees. How can you prepare for them and offer a positive, productive experience? Read on for details.
Preparing for an Employee Review: As an Employer
- Properly Prepare Yourself: Sometimes managers delay giving regular feedbackto their team members because they are unsure how to start the process or hold a formal review. The best way to prepare yourself is to determine your objective for the evaluation. Is it a regular annual review, or are you assessing the success of a big project? Focus on these areas: how does the employee communicate with other workers and supervisors, are they completing basic job duties and can they be more accountable in the future?
- Let Employees do the Talking: Are you taking up most of the conversation, or are you letting your workers do the talking during performance reviews? Have your team member fill out a self-review form before the review, so you can see how they choose to evaluate themselves. This can illuminate areas that need improvement, and make them feel more engaged and in control of the process.
- Give Employees Clear Guidance: Use performance reviews as an opportunity to give your employees additional guidance and support by using the evaluation to provide constructive criticism. Make sure your expectations are clear; workers who are given explicit instructions are more likely to produce quality work and stay engaged.
Preparing for an Employee Review: As an Employee
If you’re an employee, here are ways you can prepare for your next performance review.
- Get Ready for Your Review Year-Round: Instead of taking a few minutes to prepare the day of your performance review, make notes of your accomplishments as they happen throughout the year. Many people miss the opportunity to shine during their meeting because they can’t remember what they’ve produced over a long period of time.
- Get Acquainted with the Review Process: Often, employees fear performance reviews because they are not sure what the evaluation process looks like. To overcome this, ask your manager what will be expected of you and what paperwork will be required.
- Imagine Your Future at the Company: Whether your performance review turns out well or leaves you with some productive action items, it’s important to stay positive and look toward your future at the company. Before you go into the meeting, assess your goalsand decide what you want to work on. It’s likely your boss will ask you about future plans on the job.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions: Performance reviews are your time to get facetime with your manager and share concerns or questions. Use this opportunity to clear up confusions about your job, offer comments or throw around ideas for improvement.
Use this advice to hold productive performance reviews for your employees’ benefit. In the meantime, if you’re a job seeker looking for a new position, here are our current open job listings.
JPS’ Open Job Listings for May
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Medical Assistant
- Surgical Technician
- Material Handler with SAP experienced
- Mechanical Assembler with soldering, wiring and cable experienced
- Admin Assistant/Office Assistant
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control – 10 years experienced required, with 5 years in water treatment
- Customer Service Representative
- Repair and Quality Assurance Supervisor – must be bilingual in Spanish/Portuguese
- Member Service Representative with a Medical Background