SAMS: Engaging and Productive Performance Appraisal Meeting Tips
Use a video and audio technology conferencing platform (Zoom, Teams, etc.), or a telephone
Be agile; given the current state of the world, the appraisal meeting method may be different
for each employee. Encourage employees to provide feedback as to the best method.
Be compassionate. Working remotely may have alienated the employee and the appraisal process may generate
Participate in SAMS training if you haven’t done so in the past or feel additional training is needed.
Review SMART goals to ensure the employee’s goals align with departmental goals which should align with the University strategic goals.
Use the performance appraisal as a guide for the meeting.
Allow the employee time to ask questions or reveal concerns.
Discuss personal career goals with the employee. Allowing the employee to speak frankly about his/her personal
career goals will help you plan for future workforce needs and the employee’s professional
Encourage the employee to reach out to you if additional guidance or help is needed.
Follow-up via email to ensure the employee has a written account of the meeting.