Exactly what is covered during an employee’s performance review will depend on the employee's unique role and their performance within it. However, in general, employee performance reviews will usually cover:
These are the employee’s objectives against which their performance is being evaluated. Such objectives should be agreed between the employee and their line manager in advance.
When measuring an employee’s performance against an objective, this Employee Appraisal Form allows you to set out whether:
the objective has been achieved
the employee is on track to meet the objective, or
the employee is underperforming in terms of meeting the objective
Where relevant (eg if the employee is underperforming), a reason for the progress towards the objective should be provided, taking into account any factors influencing the employee’s progress (eg technical errors).
Areas of strength
These are the areas within the employee’s role that they are particularly strong at and which should be developed further. Where relevant, provide a reason for and/or examples of areas of strength.
Areas of improvement
These are the areas in which the employee can improve and optimise their performance. An appraisal should set out how this can be done by, for example, providing further support and training. Where relevant, provide a reason for and an example of areas of improvement.
Training and/or other development actions
This covers any relevant training the employee may need or benefit from to exceed expectations in their role. These activities are not restricted to training courses and may include coaching, involvement in other projects, planned experience or any other suitable activities to enhance the employee’s skills, knowledge and behaviour.
This covers any career aspirations that the employee has, such as taking on additional responsibilities, working in another department or working in a different area of the business.
Any other discussion points
This covers any additional points mentioned and discussed during the meeting, such as feedback from the employee on how well they are getting along.