Key Appraisal Information for Supervisors

Setting performance standards, observing and providing feedback, and conducting appraisals enables you to achieve the best results through managing employee performance.

The performance appraisal process includes:

  • Setting performance standards
  • Observing and providing feedback
  • Discussing future goals and objectives with the employee

Staff members need to know that their contributions will be recognized and acknowledged. Managing performance and providing feedback is not merely a step in the disciplinary process, and shouldn't be viewed as an isolated event. Rather, it is an ongoing process that takes place throughout the year.

As the immediate supervisor, you play an important role; your closest interaction with the employee occurs at this level.

The goal of the performance appraisal process is to help employees feel:
  • Positive about the job
  • Motivated to do well and to develop
  • Benefited by specific, constructive feedback
  • Appreciated for specific contributions
  • Informed about current and future performance objectives
  • Involved as a participant in the process

ePerformance Template - Supervisor's View

Supervisors can view each section of the annual performance appraisal, along with tips for completing each required section.