SECTION 8.15: THE BENEFITS OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
Last Update: 11/11
The performance evaluation benefits the employee, the supervisor, the agency, state government, and indirectly, the public.
Performance evaluation benefits the employee by:
· Translating job duties into specific performance expectations (goals/strategies).
· Describing the agency’s mission and showing how the employee’s job contributes to it.
· Prioritizing and clarifying the employee’s job duties, goals, and roles.
· Providing a formal opportunity to inform the supervisor about barriers to work accomplishment.
· Outlining the expected performance standard and how the employee will be evaluated.
· Identifying resources and tools needed to improve performance.
· Providing meaningful job performance feedback.
· Providing an opportunity to give feedback or present new ideas to the supervisor.
· Recognizing work achievements and strengths.
· Laying out a plan for future career development.
· Serving as an assessment on which to base a pay increase decision.
Performance evaluation benefits the supervisor by:
· Communicating job performance expectations, standards, and evaluation criteria to all parties involved.
· Reinforcing the employee’s accountability for job performance.
· Identifying potential in employees to be developed, enhanced, and encouraged.
· Providing a means of either encouraging the employee to continue good work or to change/improve in areas that don’t meet expectations.
· Providing an opportunity to paint a picture of past performance and lay a roadmap for planning and development.
· Serving as formal documentation of numerous personnel actions such as training needs, performance improvement needs, recognition of goal accomplishment and exceptional performance, pay increases, job redesign, and discipline.
· Gaining insight into what motivates employees.
· Employees providing feedback on how to improve processes and bringing up new ideas.
Performance evaluation benefits the agency by:
· Communicating the agency’s strategic plan and linking it to employee performance.
· Improving the agency’s overall performance.
· Identifying competency needs and performance gaps in employees that need to be addressed to align with the agency’s strategic plan.
· Creating a platform for agency success through employee development and proper employee utilization.
· Helping to define and clarify roles.
· Helping to determine when program and policy changes need to be made.
· Helping to plan for the future.
· Encouraging retention through employee development, recognition, and feedback.
· Increasing employee morale, quality of work, employee relations, and performance.
Performance evaluation benefits the State by:
· Aligning the work goals/strategies of the employee with the mission and strategic plan of the agency and the State to deliver services to the citizens.
· Helping to satisfy the increased public demand for government accountability.
· Providing a standard method of giving employees feedback about their job performance.
· Getting a greater return on investment of human capital.