Evaluating and assessing your employees is a common task for most leaders. However, sometimes, we fall prey to not making it a frequent part of our routine.
With Millennials now entering the workforce, it has become more important than ever to evaluate your employees–evaluations and substantive feedback rate as a top concern/value among the Millennial generation when it comes to their professional career.
Because evaluation is such an important part of leadership, we thought we would dedicate a few posts to evaluations as a manager or leader. For today, we gathered three reasons why you should start regularly evaluating your employees. Take a look below:
- It maintains and increases the quality of work. Checking up on your employees can do a lot to maintain and increase the quality of their work. More often than not, those who strive to do well are always looking for ways to improve their work. Having regular evaluations is a great way to help guide them through that process so they can hone their skills and expertise in the field.
- It maintains and increases employee satisfaction. Likewise, assessments are great for gauging employee satisfaction. We usually think of evaluations and assessments as a time for critiquing our employees’ work, and in turn, we often ignore the most important part of evaluations: rating employee satisfaction. Believe it or not, employee satisfaction plays a huge role in the quality of their work, so take a moment to assess how they feel about their job and give them time to air their grievances in order to ensure they’re happy enough to do their work.
- It helps to reduce mistakes. Last but not least, use regular evaluations as a way to tease out any little errors that may arise in their work. Whether it has to do with something you see, or something an employee is unsure about, checking up on them regularly can help to reduce mistakes as well as prevent any big disasters from happening. Neglecting to check in and evaluate employees often perpetuates a lack of awareness about the workplace environment, allowing more mistakes.
Evaluating your employees regularly can do wonders for your team, so try your best do it as often as possible. To find out how, check back tomorrow when we’ll give some great tips on how to regularly evaluate your employees. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!