Small Business Glossary and Definitions

What are Employee Assessments?

Employee Assessments are performance reviews, appraisals, or evaluations to assess how well an employee is doing his job. They are conducted primarily for raises, promotions, performance improvement and termination. They evaluate the employee based pre-set standards or criteria related to the company’s objectives or policies, such as deadlines, work quality, dress code, deadlines and attendance.

They usually are done annually, although many companies have begun doing them every six months or even three months to spur improvement and provide employee job satisfaction. They usually are conducted by the personnel or human resource department, although they may be done by managers or supervisors in smaller businesses.