Employee Review

It’s the beginning of a new year; for small business owners, this means it’s time for the annual employee reviews. Here’s a few tips for making the most of them– and keeping them running smoothly.

Be honest.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t show tact. But don’t shy away from constructive criticism out of fear of conflict. If an employee needs improvement in a certain area, you won’t do them– or your business– any favors by ignoring it.

Ask them for their input.

Ask your employees to do a self-review. You may learn a lot about their methods and personality by how they review their own work.

Give praise where praise is due.

If an employee has done a particularly good job on a project, (or overall,) let them know. Positive reinforcement is a great motivator, and an employee who feels valued is more likely to be satisfied with their job.

Set goals.

Help the employee set 2012 goals. Focus on professional development, and make sure the goals are realistic, measurable, and achievable. Then discuss how you can help the employee achieve these goals.

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