Managing the job performance

So, you’ve successfully hired a candidate who’s a good fit for the role and for your business. Now what?

Once a new employee has started their role and received their basic induction, they should possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their job to the required standard. The satisfactory completion of a probationary period will normally confirm that the employee has successfully acquired the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need.

However, it is important to ensure that new employees who have the potential and capacity for personal growth remain motivated and, whenever possible, are provided with opportunities that help them develop new skills and knowledge.

We believe it is important to regularly review the performance of employees, as without undertaking this important task there is a risk that their job performance will fluctuate, stagnate or even decline.

Regular reviews mean it is likely that employees who willingly embrace change will be motivated and committed to their own growth and development, rise to meet challenges, and accept changes to their roles as a natural evolution of their working lives. Equally, by regularly reviewing their job performance with their employer, they will be far better prepared to take on the responsibilities of new and more senior job roles.

Ensuring that good employee review systems are in place will provide a good return on any investment. It will also help to ensure that the maintenance of employees’ performance is properly aligned to contribute to and deliver the objectives of the business.