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Criteria for evaluating employee performance

What are your thoughts on evaluating an employee's performance based on what a manager thinks he or she deserves as opposed to what his or her work entails? Support your rationale with two to three examples.

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Suggested steps to completing this assignment are as follows:

1. Set the foundation for your response by first defining "evaluating an employee" in your own words and/or by using one or two quotes by a cited source. Example:

"An employee evaluation is the process by which the manager writes 'his opinions of the performance of a reporting staff member on a document supplied by the HR department' (Heathfield, 2011)."

2. Discuss what criteria should be used in evaluating an employee. You can use the following questions to guide your thinking:

a. How does a "job description" fit into the evaluation process?
b. What purpose does an employee evaluation serve?
c. If the ...

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This 453-word solution includes a step-by-step approach to completing this assignment that includes criteria necessary to evaluate employee performance, two different sample scenarios, and references/citations for student use.