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Staff Evaluations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


We’ve all been there. It’s the end of the year, and your boss pulls you into their office for a “chat.” You sit down, bracing yourself for the inevitable criticism of your work over the past twelve months.

But then, to your surprise, your boss only has good things to say.

You’ve been doing a great job and they’re looking forward to seeing even more great things from you.

Sound too good to be true? Maybe.

But this scenario is not as far-fetched as you might think. It’s exactly what happens at companies that prioritize staff evaluations as a way to improve employee productivity and satisfaction.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

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What are Staff Evaluations?

A staff evaluation is a performance review conducted by a company’s management team. It identifies areas where employees need improvement and praises employees for their successes. Staff evaluations usually happen on an annual or semi-annual basis, although some companies may do them more frequently.

Their purpose is twofold.

Step one is identifying areas where employees need to improve. Next, managers determine where their staff excels and where training can help.

Ultimately, evals help businesses run more smoothly and effectively. They get everyone on the same page and working towards common goals.

How Do They Help Good Corporations Get Even Better?

There are a few ways in which staff evaluations help good corporations get even better.

They improve communication between employees and managers. But they also help businesses identify areas where they need to improve.

Employee feedback helps them be more productive and satisfied in their work. Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits in turn.

Improved Communication: One of the main benefits of staff evaluations is that they improve communication between employees and managers.

When done correctly, staff evaluations give employees a chance to give feedback about their work experiences directly to their managers. And managers hear directly from employees about what is working well and what could be improved.

This improved communication helps prevent misunderstandings and miscommunications from happening down the line.

Identifying Areas for Improvement: Another benefit is that they help businesses identify areas where they need to improve. This can be anything from operational issues such as inefficient processes to cultural issues such as poor teamwork or low morale.

By identifying these areas early on, businesses can address them head-on before they become bigger problems.

Feedback for Employees: Finally, staff evaluations provide employees with feedback that can help them be more productive and satisfied in their work.

This comes in the form of praise for a job well done or constructive criticism about an area where improvement is needed.

Either way, feedback helps employees understand how they are doing and what they can do to improve.


There are multiple ways in which staff evaluations help good corporations get even better.

From improving communication between employees and managers to identifying areas where businesses need to improve, they provide benefits that help organizations run more effectively and efficiently.

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