Employee Evaluation Methods

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The success of a corporation has been traditionally tied to how well the managers execute the roles of leading, planning and controlling. One of the key components of the controlling aspect of management is the evaluation of the people that they are managing. The function of this process involves monitoring performance goals and has management taking corrective actions when necessary. Performance evaluations can be described as the measurement of the performance of an employee related to defined measures, using an applicable performance goals and appropriate criteria that relates to the employees work in question. This paper will review the engineer’s evaluation in the given case study.

There are three points of concern with the plant manager’s evaluation form. The first problem is that the plant manager is using his own individual assessments and has not taken any input from the plant engineer, who is the subject of the evaluation. The position of the plant engineer in the evaluation is reduced to receiving the finished evaluation. It would be preferred that the engineer actively participate in the evaluation learning the areas that need correction. The second problem of the current evaluation form is that the criterion is completely subjective. There was no attempt by the plant manager to record performance measurements on a continuing basis during the period of the evaluation thus making the evaluation concentrate on inner-office relationships and personality issues. Finally, if the plant manager is going to use the 360-degree evaluation method, the manager needs to seek performance feedback from everyone with whom the engineer interacts including managers, peers, and customers. The 360-degree evaluation method, by its very...

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...o be evaluated, what defines the measures of performance, and what criteria will be used. This will allow the engineer to be involved in the evaluation process and understand how his performance relates to his evaluations. Lastly, a system of record keeping should be created so that evaluation scores are calculated upon the agreed performance criteria throughout the evaluation period. At the time of the evaluation, the plant manager would cumulate the score, deciding how well the employee met the performance goals and criteria.

Performance evaluations are a helpful tool to keep employees conscious of their performance, in relation to the organizations goals and the corrective actions that may be taken to help the employee improve the said performance. The goal of management is to tailor the evaluation system to suit the needs of the organization and the staff.
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