White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2009
It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member's review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only a single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment.
Supervisors should never rely solely on memory to evaluate . That makes appraisals far more difficult than necessary. Instead, it's best to institute a simple recording system to document employee performance.
The most useful, easy-to-implement way is to create and maintain a log for each person. Performance logs don't need to be complicated or sophisticated. They can simply be sheets of paper in a folder or a file on your computer. Choose whatever means you're comfortable with.
The key is to establish a system that you will use regularly. No matter how you take notes, make sure to keep them co...(register to read more)
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