Journal Entries Can Be A Manager’s Best Friend
How much time does a manager waste while racking their brain trying to remember specific examples of an employee’s performance from 10 months ago? A lot more time than it would take to create a simple journal entry, as they are referred to by Reviewsnap. The journal entries are simple comments or notes entered into a centralized location on Reviewsnap anytime an employee has done something notable, positive or negative, related to their performance.
It can be next to impossible to remember everything noteworthy your employees have done throughout the review period, but by creating journal entries you are helping yourself create an accurate review and an accurate reflection of the employee’s performance. By having all the information you need at your fingertips, you should be able to complete your reviews in no time at all. You will be able to use the entries to provide sound reasoning behind each rating you give your employees.
This will immensely when conducting the review with the employee since you’ll have the ability to convey performance and date-specific information to support ratings and feedback. Journal entries can provide more than just helping you remember certain events. They also give you documentation of dates and incidents that you might need to have for disciplinary purposes. By centralizing documentation within Reviewsnap, your ability to support your position is enhanced substantially.
Journal entries only take a few minutes to create, but in the long-run those entries can save you time and reduce the angst sometimes associated with trying to remember important events. So embrace the journal entries and treat them like a best friend…..one that will help you get the most out of your employees and give them the most complete and accurate performance reviews possible.