How to Handle Employees After Performance Appraisal
Performance appraisal is an important and interesting time for every employee because this is the time when the performance of every employee is reviewed over a certain time period. This also involves feedbacks on his working and appreciating his dedication and work. But when managers send these appraisal letters there are all kinds of emotions seen amongst employees; some are happy as they have been fairly rewarded and some are disappointed as they have not received what they were expecting. Workers never utter a word when they have received a good hike but they always have complaints when appraisals don’t go as per their expectations.
Hence, it is extremely important for the managers to handle employees after their appraisal because it is essential for the organization and its performance. This article talks about some of these points.
Congratulate the ones who have received a decent appraisal
As a manager you must never forget to appreciate and congratulate the worker who has either good a hike in his salary or has been promoted. This is important as desires your acknowledgement and it works as a dose of motivation for him to work with more of dedication and enthusiasm to deliver better performance. Also a person who has worked with honesty, dedication and discipline throughout the year deserves to be congratulated and appreciated for this performance. It is a sweet gesture which infuses him with energy and zeal.
Attend the ones who have received a bad appraisal
These are the most sensitive employees at present because after for one year, they feel all their efforts have gone down the drain because the appraisal that they have received is not what they had expected. As a result of this, suddenly they become extremely negative about the organization, about the reviewing authorities and about their immediate supervisors and managers. Well, such a behavior is quite expected when you are expecting something big. Hence, it is the duty of the management to handle these employees with utmost care because the way they behave after a bad appraisal is negative and immature. You need to sit with them and ask them to look for reasons because of which they have not been able to achieve what they had desired for. As a senior, it is your duty to show them a positive path and ask them not to lose to lose hope. You must cheer them and help them revive their confidence levels so that they can start working with greater force. You need to tell them that thinking negative about the organization and fighting with your colleagues will not do any good to you.
Here are some steps which you must keep in mind while speaking with them.
- Help them find reasons for such an appraisal
It is very much important that you ask them to look into reasons because of which they have been given a bad appraisal. This will help them find negatives in their working which they can improve and give their performance a boost. Self introspection is something that they need. This will help them not to think negative about the situation rather find out reasons for failure so that they can develop and become a better person. And for sure they will be able to look at the positive side of the situation and take a lesson from what has happened. And you would also come to know if your worker is facing some problem while delivering his duties. This way you will become aware about the weak aspects of your organization which you can also improve. Such a session can be mutually beneficial.
- Ask them to speak their heart to vent out the frustration
It is important to help these candidates find a vent to let their frustration and irritation out. This will help them speak their heart out. What they feel about management, what wrong has the managers done to them and various other things will help them feel at ease. You can send them motivational mails and quotes to help them perform better and not lose hope. You need to encourage them to work better and read motivational books. You can even ask them to talk their heart and they will surely feel better. You can even guide them to do the right thing. You will have to be really very patient with them.
So keep all these points in mind to make sure that you are able to deal with your workers in the most effective way once they have been appraised. If the one who is happy is not appreciated then he feels sad and likewise, the one who is not satisfied is not counseled rightly then he may feel negative about the organization.