Have you had a conversation with your team lately?
What about a review of their performance?
Believe us, these conversations can be scary – especially when they involve performance managing employees. But what’s the difference?
Formally reviewing your employees’ performance on a regular basis, otherwise known as performance reviews or appraisals, provides a valuable opportunity for you and your team to follow their progress on key performance indicators, training and development goals, and personal development goals, in a structured format.
They should be a collaborative process, with an appraisal form completed in advance by both you and your team member, to review and discuss during the meeting!
Performance reviews are an awesome time to reflect on success and even to take the opportunity to reevaluate remuneration and rewards for your team, whereas performance management becomes slightly more complicated…
Performance management is more focused on situations where an employee is not meeting expectations in some way. When you need to provide critical feedback to an employee due to misconduct, problems with their work, issues with colleagues, regular lateness or absences, etc, you must ensure that you meet your legal and ethical obligations as an employer. This can include ensuring you have notified the employee and given them the opportunity to bring a support person. Documentation is also a critical driver for the performance management of an employee. We did tell you that these conversations can be scary! ?
Still Confused or Need More Support?
Check out our fact sheet and template performance appraisal linked below! As always, if you require more assistance or want someone to work with you throughout the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime #wevegotyourback