Job Descriptions and Performance Appraisals - Who Needs 'Em?! (Part III) Print
Written by M. Alexandra Johnson, FACHE and Wilma N. Torres, CPC   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 00:00

Last week, we discussed the need for job descriptions for each position in your company. Smart managers quickly realize that the formality of a job description is paramount to the employee's understanding of where the job fits in the organization's structure and the major elements of the position. As we discussed, job descriptions needn't be too fancy; as long as you summarize the essential functions and requirements, you're light years ahead of your peers. In part III of this four-part series, we'll consider performance.

If job descriptions are a figment of the imagination in small companies, performance appraisals are virtually non-existent. The two are very related as we will see in today's discussion. Who hates performance evaluations? Raise your hands..... We can see you!!!  But let me ask you a few questions:

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