Performance Evaluations

among the most valuable and important tools available

The McGrath Consulting Group can assist with the creation and development of a performance management system for all employees. McGrath can develop and administer a customized performance management system in your workplace to help you avoid the high cost of turnover and costly employment-related litigation.

Performance appraisals are among the most valuable and important tools available to management. McGrath can help your organization define a system for evaluating performance. The system will give staff a clear description of what is expected of them. Performance evaluations have multiple purposes:

  1. First and foremost, they hold employees accountable for performing the responsibilities of the position.
  2. Second, many organizations use a performance evaluation system to formally communicate with employees, recognizing them for successfully performing their functions and providing ways in which the employee can improve.
  3. Third, organizations utilize evaluations to assist in employee development; in other words, it helps to define the ways the employee can take on more responsibilities, learn new things, and benefit from further continuing education, all of which increase employee productivity and professionalism.
  4. Fourth, some organizations tie compensation to performance (although difficult in unionized departments), thus demonstrating a link between performance and pay.

What makes McGrath's services unique? We believe employee performance should link to the organization's strategic direction. Thus, McGrath designs a program that fits the needs and direction of your organization.

Through meetings with employees, or employee/management committees, McGrath spends the time to diagnose and understand the organization's culture. Then we design a program that links organizational goals to department goals, and department goals to employee goals. We take the time to train those individuals who will support the program, and if desired, can train managers and employees on the basics of your performance management program. Finally, if desired, we can tie compensation into the attainment of goals.

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