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An employee filling in an evaluation form

In the workplace, an evaluation is a tool employers use to review the performance of an employee.

Usually, the employee's supervisor (and frequently, a more senior manager) is responsible for evaluating the employee. A private conference is often scheduled to discuss the evaluation.

The process of an evaluation may include one or more of these things:

The frequency of an evaluation, and policies concerning them, varies widely from workplace to workplace. Sometimes, an evaluation will be given to a new employee after a probationary period lapses, after which they may be conducted on a regular basis (such as every year). According to the 2014 Performance Management survey, 96% of employers perform annual performance evaluations and 44% of employers perform a 90-day performance review for new employees.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Lewis, Michael (1989). Liar's Poker. Ontario: Penguin Books Canada Ltd. p. 206. ISBN 0-393-02750-3.
  2. ^ 2014 Performance Management Survey