Staff Evaluations

The first thing to remember about managing your employees' performance is that it's a continuous process throughout the year, not something you only discuss during a formal employee evaluation.  Let's put the actual evaluation in perspective.  The typical manager might spend one, maybe two weeks, out of a 52-week year preparing and delivering direct report evaluations.  The other 50-plus weeks are spent doing your work and a major portion of that is really about facilitating the work of others.  Our goal is to help managers focus on what it means to manage performance throughout the entire year.  The manager’s real goal is to facilitate progress.  Assessing current staff performance is part of it, but additionally, managers must show positive support, suggest resources, review their work and offer any needed advice.

Please review our HR workshops link to view current training offerings. Purdue’s leadership and organizational development team specializes in designing unit-wide performance measures and automating the performance management process.  If you have questions or recommendations concerning our programming, please send an email to and a member of our team will respond to you directly.

All managers are encouraged to review the performance evaluation for staff policyAccess Purdue’s online staff evaluation system. For instructions on how to navigate Purdue’s online staff evaluation system, review this 10-minute online tutorial and/or access the Comprehensive Quick Reference Card.  

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