Why Performance Appraisals Are Imperative To Employee Growth

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  • October 21, 2020
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Regularly conducted employee performance appraisals creates a corporate culture that is optimized for collaboration and personal growth.
Employees need to know that their contributions are recognized and valued by the management.
At the same time, performance appraisals allow management to set guidelines to increase employee compensations by identifying the best candidates for promotions, tracking employee weaknesses and strengths, and providing valuable feedback accordingly.
Here are a few reasons why you should start conducting performance appraisals in your organization today:

Establish Guidelines For Compensation

Compensation for employees should always be tied to performance. Employees who are always willing to go the extra mile get better compensation boosts compared to those who do the bare minimum.
It also serves as the single most important way to reward good performance. Regularly conducting one-on-one sessions helps assess liabilities.

Keep Track Of Strengths And Weaknesses

A single employee never determines the success of your organization. All your employees bring different strengths to the table, facilitating your succeed.
Identifying the right candidates for the right team is a pivotal part of the management process. The best way to make this happen is by conducting performance appraisals, so that when it’s time to hand out assignments, you know who to reach out to.

Identifying People Who Deserve Promotions

In-house hiring has always proven to be the best approach to continuing successful management styles. However, not every employee has the potential to make it to a higher position in the hierarchy.
Bi-annual or quarterly performance appraisal meetings allow management to look back at employee track records and identify most suitable internal candidates for promotions.

Offer Actionable Feedback

Feedback doesn’t have to be negative, even if an employee has performed poorly. Instead, management can use appraisal meetings to provide constructive criticism.
The right managers provide feedback that allows employees to improve. This also allows opening up lines of communication, making way for good organizational relationships and collaboration.
Performance appraisal meetings also serve as the right opportunity to introduce new training programs. These training programs can include important updates on latest policies, procedures; instructions on how to use the latest technologies, etc.
From office management software, to important management philosophies, performance appraisal meetings can be that one thing that helps you take your employees to the next level.

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