Performance evaluations, as well as other documentation such as supervisory notes or copies of products, can be used by either side in personnel actions. For example, performance evaluations can be used to provide evidence that the employee has not been performing for a while and what was specifically called to the employee’s attention. Likewise, performance evaluations can serve as evidence that the employee has been performing fine and the misconduct or poor performance is new. It is important to make the evaluations ACCURATE.
Conducting regular and effective performance evaluations has many benefits to the employee, the supervisor, and the organization. Performance evaluations provide a formal opportunity for the employee and the supervisor to exchange ideas, feelings, communicate expectations in addition to reviewing performance.