Performance Evaluations

December 22, 2022

Are you still conducting annual performance reviews? If so, make it your new year’s resolution to implement more frequent evaluations for your team throughout the year.

According to Office Vibe, 96% of employees say they want to hear feedback regularly.

The results of a performance evaluation should never come as a surprise to employees. Strong managers communicate with employees regularly, providing feedback on performance and progress toward goals. When managers wait until mid-year or the end of the year to conduct performance evaluations, they miss the opportunity to address challenges when they occur and provide the employee with the support they need to improve.

“’Managers should provide feedback throughout the year to ensure performance discussions are timely,’ Pamela Mitchell, SHRM-CP, founder and CEO of Ask HR Partners, shared in an article from SHRM. If an employee is shocked by a review, their manager likely missed opportunities to provide continuous feedback. ‘Doing so will make performance review conversations easier. If an employee’s performance isn’t where it should be, more than likely it didn’t happen overnight. If constructive feedback conversations happen throughout the year, when it’s time to sit down to look back over the employee’s performance, you will have a documented history.’”

With the Truvelop app, managers can conduct evaluations in minutes, at any time. The app fosters two-way communication, allowing the employee to see their evaluation in real time, respond with comments or questions, or even request an evaluation when they want feedback on a specific task or project. All of the data is aggregated so managers can easily refer back and see progress or trends as needed for reference.

Ellen Hafner, Human Resources Specialist for First Financial Credit Union shares, “We love the value that this tool has brought to our managers in their ability to assess their employees on a more consistent basis and when promotion/salary increase time comes around, this tool has proven to be invaluable.”

According to CST Group, an accounting and CPA firm, “Truvelop’s virtual performance management application is an ideal balance between true accountability, team connectivity and real time conversations. Focusing not only on productivity and KPI’s, but also employee attitude and morale will make our managers better and our team stronger.”

Prior to reviewing a performance evaluation with employees, managers should be prepared for questions, and have recommendations for how to address any challenges identified. This should be a two-way conversation, so managers should proactively ask employees where they feel they are excelling and what barriers might be preventing them from feeling successful. Employee performance development requires collaboration. When a manager is willing to listen without making assumptions and work with employees to identify ways to improve their experience, employees feel valued and more engaged.

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development and how it solves for retention. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.