using performance appraisals can improve employee engagement

Many think that managers and employees alike hate performance appraisals, and they are often right.  That’s because some managers so dread rating their employees’ performance that they just go through the motions without offering real feedback, which gives employees the impression that the entire appraisal process is nothing more than a joke.

A new report, however, found that performance evaluations have a positive impact on employee engagement and retention.  According to the Kenexa Research Institute’s 2009 WorkTrendsTM survey of workers worldwide, employees who receive a performance appraisal as compared to those who don’t:

  • are more engaged and more satisfied with their job and the company overall,
  • have a higher degree of pride in their organization and are more likely to recommend it to others as a good place to work,
  • are more likely to stay with the company, and
  • have a more favorable view of their immediate manager.

ADG&A recommends that clients use performance appraisals that are specific to each job category and that appraisals are performed at least once each year.  During the appraisal a written plan of action should be created that remeditates deficiencies and outlines how the employee will grow until the next scheduled appraisal.

(Adapted from the September HR Newsletter of the ASOA)

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My friends call me Art. Welcome to my blog. In this space you’ll find information and comments on the ophthalmology world, the optical industry, the hearing industry and medical practice management. My intent is to provide information you can use to improve your business and your own performance. Please visit often and feel free to join the discussions by leaving comments.

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