The role of employee evaluation deals with their performance and leadership in job assessment to attain company objectives.

FREMONT, CA : An employee evaluation is a periodic appraisal of employees done by their managers, also known as a performance review. It is an opportunity for supervisors to praise their employees for their accomplishments, collaborate on goals to improve their performance, and help them contribute to company objectives. Performance appraisal has three basic functions:

Providing adequate feedback for each performance.

Modifying or training the behaviour of employees, according to their work cultures.

Providing insights to managers through which they may judge future job assignments.

The function of employee evaluation is to empower businesses to determine whether an employee's skill set fits the employee's job.

Benefits of Employee Evaluation:

Employee evaluations have significant benefits for both employers and employees, such as improving communication between them. This connection would create new opportunities for the employees to improve their performance in a job. Managers can leverage employee evaluation to improve job satisfaction by adopting the techniques at work and also to sustain them.  Employees can increase their performance gradually and they can be benefited from the work. Managers can identify the top performers who bring to the table creative ideas and promote them to higher responsibility job roles.

Strength and Weakness of Employees:

An organisation should constantly assess its employee's strengths and weaknesses. By doing so, employees can improve their performance in job assignments. These assessments can also provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of individual employees as well as the collective talents of employees by department or team. This would create a great platform for the managers to identify the employees as individuals. For example, an employee evaluation can reveal whether employees have strong proficiency in computer-related applications.

Employees Training and Development:

Employee training and development needs are other reasons for employee evaluations. Examining employee strengths and weaknesses is the first step in determining the type of training employees require. Training usually empowers employees in acquiring new skills and enhancing their performance. Upon gaining such insights, an employee evaluator can decide the type of training that should be given to a particular employee to enhance his performance. The evaluator also identifies more about development programs, which benefit employees and employers. An example would be professional development workshops for finance managers to enrich their business communication skills.

Standards and Performance of Employees:

Evaluations contain performance standards – the level at which employees must perform their job to meet their employer’s expectations. A performance standard might be delivering quarterly presentations to the executive leadership team. An employee who fails to provide company executives with timely financial reports four times each year falls below the company’s expectations. Without an evaluation to communicate performance standards, the employer is negligent in providing its employee with the tools necessary to achieve their job responsibilities.