6 Ways to Accurately Measure Employee Productivity

July 22, 2017

2:30 pm

Evaluating employees is necessary to ensure the company is running smoothly. Their continued growth is integral to your business’ success, no matter what part of the job they are responsible for. It is always important to be reflective about our practice and what we can do to become better and better.

When you are measuring your employee productivity, there are many things to take into consideration to ensure it is done accurately and efficiently.

Set Clear Expectations Ahead of Time

As with any kind of assessment, it’s important that the person knows what the expectations are ahead of time. They should know if they’ll be reviewed based on their sales or how they conduct themselves in meetings Spelling it out for them means that when it comes time for their evaluation, there is no confusion as to what the expectations were. Use these employee evaluation templates as a baseline.

Use a Software Program

Using a software program is another great tip to accurately measure employee growth. This way, the process is clear and you also can keep reviews organized so that everything is in the same place and all involved are on the same page about what is expected and where to find it.

The creators of AssessTeam believe helping your employees to be more productive is as simple as evaluating them on clear expectations that they are aware of ahead of time. This idea not only helps your employees to achieve more, but it will also increase your company’s profits.

Let the Data Speak for Itself

If you’re in a situation where you have to discipline or even fire an employee, you should have accurate and clear data so they don’t feel as though you are targeting them. This can be especially important if there’s an employee you don’t get along with. If you go about disciplining them with no evidence, they’ll feel as if they’re being targeted, which could cause you a lot of problems. If there is sufficient data proving that they are not doing well with their job, then no one can argue with that.

Ask for Daily or Weekly Updates

A great way to encourage productivity in your employees is to ask for updates. If you are constantly checking in, you can see how they are progressing. If each Friday, for example, they need to send you things they accomplished throughout the week, they will be sure to do those things because they know the update is coming. This is also a way for them to monitor their own progress.

Observe Them While They’re Working

This can be a good indicator of how productive an employee is. If you watch them work, you will be able to tell if they are focused or not and how hard they work. Part of performance is also about how they get along with customers and co-workers. It helps boost morale, and the company will make more of a profit.

Measure Their Progress by Tasks, Not Time

Everyone works at their own pace. Some people are more meticulous about their work and might spend more time than someone who is good, but less meticulous. If you are focusing on how much time was spent on a project, you aren’t really getting an accurate depiction of their work, particularly when it comes to employee productivity.

It is not always easy to be the one who has to monitor employee progress. It is important that it is done in a way that helps the employee and the company grow.

Read more about employee productivity on TechCo

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Deborah is the Head of Content at Aims Digital, the AI-powered licensing platform for user-generated content. Technologist and Nutritionalist.

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