Legal and Effective Performance Appraisals
Performance appraisals are necessary. They open up a two-way collaboration and communication between management and staff. They also pave the way for better employee performance and greater understanding. But they also carry heavy legal responsibilities: stating the job description, conducting an appraisal and interview and setting up goals and expectations. All these areas contain potential legal landmines and you have to be familiar with the terrain to sidestep them all.
- Documenting evaluations
- Communicating performance expectations
- Employee involvement in the evaluation process