Employee appraisal samplesAs a manager or employer, one of the most dreaded tasks is giving employee evaluations.Unless you have one of those rare employees that does everything perfectly, an employeeevolution usually involves at least some negativity and reprimand. As job performancemust be taken into consideration when pay increases and promotions are at stake,learning to give a solid evaluation that leaves both you and the employee walking awayfeeling good is crucial.Be clear with your employees, long before an evaluation, about the standards to whichthey will be held accountable. If they are aware of what is expected of them, there shouldbe no surprises during their review. Nothing is worse than going into what you expect tobe a positive evaluation, only to find out that you are completely missing the mark withthe benchmarks of your position.Make sure that an evaluation involves not only your observations and opinions, but takesinto account those of your employee as well. Ask for their feedback on what you haveobserved and what your concerns are and be sure to give them room to express theiropinions, as well. You may find out about situations you were not aware of within theworkplace that have been preventing them from performing to the peak of theircapabilities.Always sandwich the negative within the positive. Even if you must grasp at straws tofind positive things to say, be sure that your review is balanced with praise, positivefeedback, and accolades for their accomplishments. Firing off one negative commentafter another will seriously decrease the employees morale and leave them feeling as ifthey are doing nothing correctly. Be sure to set a time frame to act on anything that needsimprovement and offer assistance in helping them to raise their performance to thenecessary levels.Though you may not satisfy your team members every time they have an employeeevaluation, by following these steps, you can certainly increase your effectiveness. Noone enjoys being judged, but with carefully chosen words and by treating your employeeswith respect and consideration during their review, you can make the experience a bitmore pleasant for everyone involved.http://performanceappraisalebooks.info/ : Over 200 ebooks, templates, forms forperformance appraisal.