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How to Create an Employee Performance Log

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Some managers tend to evaluate team members based on their most recent positive or negative encounter. This hap­pens most often when a manager has no record of an employee’s performance over the past months or year. It’s not a good way to conduct a review, and it’s not fair to the employee.

An increasingly popular and easily imple­mented solution is to create an employee performance log. The process doesn’t have to be complex or sophisticated, but it does overcome our human predisposition toward selective or biased memories of past events. Maintaining a log over an extended time preserves an account of a work situation that took place, what exactly occurred, your method for handling it, how the employee responded and the outcome. It can be an invaluable resource at performance review time. Here are some considerations:

  • Without a log, you’ll be hard-pressed to explain how and why you’d like an employee’s performance to chang...(register to read more)

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