Included in our sample performance review form, is a section for goals and professional development. You should establish regular checkpoints to inspect that the agreed upon activities are being completed.
It's imperative that the manager provide timely follow up, setting a good example for all.
During the performance appraisal you should agree on specific action steps you will take to support the employee, as well as actions the employee will be responsible for.
Lack of follow up on the part of a supervisor will put leadership in question and your credibility at risk.
At a minimum, it's a good idea to meet quarterly, if not monthly, with each employee. This ensures the employee stays on track, stays informed, and will allow the employee/manager relationship to strengthen.
Good leaders act as mentors to their employees. Employees will appreciate your concern and involvement in their professional growth. Make sure you maintain an "open door policy" as to encourage ongoing communication throughout the year.
Remain flexible! As you proceed through the year, you may find it necessary, due to unexpected events, to revise the goals up or down.
If revisions do become necessary, make sure employees clearly understand why the change is needed. Inform them on why this decision is important to the company meeting its overall objectives, and explain how the change impacts the employee.
Bottom line, engage and connect with your employee as much as possible. If you win their hearts, their results will improve exponentially. Employee need the same thing their leaders do. They need to go home at night with a sense of achievement.
As their mentor and supervisor, you should always assume that every night at the dinner table, your name comes up in the conversation. What are your employees saying about you? Do they feel they can trust you? Do they feel as if you support their future aspirations?
Utilize the performance appraisal process as one way to ensure open and constructive communication among all the members of your team. It’s worth your time and effort!
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