Performance appraisal is a functional activity of a thriving organization. Most organizations make an appraisal based on goals that are achieved within the business year. However, in recent times, it has been advised that, when assessing employees, it’s better for the organization to make the assessment parameters be based on the employee’s all-around activities.
Having a productive and employee development-focused appraisal can be hard to come by. This is because most of the reviews were always made by managers who oversee other low tier employees that do not portray the true description of the subject.
Therefore, it’s important to understand the qualities of an efficient employee assessment tool. Knowing this will enhance proper administration and implementation of the assessment tool in order to help respective and concerned employees.
Taking 360 Review as an employee-centered model and the attributes of good employee assessment can be well explained. Some of these qualities are conversational skills that can be inculcated by managers of several organizations.
Qualities of an Efficient Employee Assessment
Before employee assessments, like 360 Review, can be efficient, there are some modalities that should be in place. These qualities include:
● Readiness of Participants
Ideally, if anyone is asked to talk about the subject, they must have spent at least six months together. Also, inan organization where trust and maturity arelacking, the review will not achieve its set goals. Also, in order to ascertain readiness, every participant, especially the employees must trust the course of the assessment.
● Clarity of Purpose
As a manager who wishes to evaluate the employees, there must be a reason why you are evaluating. If not, the whole process will seem less important, hence all the efforts will be futile. Ergo, the main purpose of an assessment is to professionally and personally develop the employees in question.
● Set Rules
If the main aim of staff evaluation will be achieved, it’s pertinent that rules are made to guide the whole process. Such rules should cover confidentiality, anonymity, and sincerity. If any of these guiding rules are displayed,the purpose is defeated.
● Make a Choice of Respondents
Most evaluating processes are dependent on feedback from people that the subject has related to. Therefore, for a successful review, one must choose those that will answer the questions about the subject. On the norm, if you’re to have an effective staff review, the recommended people that should respond are a superior staff of 2 to 4 co-workers, and about 4 to 6 clients. This will ensure a rounded and less biased review.
● Proper Monitoring and Communication
For the purpose of assessment, the place of intensive monitoring and communication cannot be overemphasized. These two factors will ensure that all other qualities are ensured.
Communication is vital forthe actualization of employee assessment. It must also be ensured that personal insights are incorporated into the assessment. This can only be achieved if proper monitoring is ensured.
● Make Developmental Plans after the Evaluation
After the process of evaluation, it is imperative that the reports be used to make plans on how to improve employee productivity. If this is overemphasized, then the evaluation should not be done in the first place.
With all these factors in place, you can be ensured to have a near-perfect if not a perfect employee assessment.