Quote from klone
Actually, they're required by CMS and Joint Commission. Believe me, I hate giving them just as much as most nurses hate receiving them. I can guarandamntee that 99% of managers HATE doing them and would just as soon they go away. They certainly don't make me feel important.
I've never minded them, myself. It's kinda nice to just have the opportunity to hear feed-back and talk about how things are going if one doesn't routinely get personal feedback during the year.
But they have definitely taken a downhill dive recently, for non-problem employees. They're not genuine any more. The instrument has changed, so that even if the conversation itself is a puke-worthy love-fest, the ratings don't reflect that this employee does an great job and has never caused one second of trouble. They're now putting in a fake rating if an item doesn't apply to the role being evaluated. And the person said,
These ones that don't apply, we just mark them [middle of rating scale] since there's no "N/A."
AYFKM??? That's what I wanted to say. I wasn't raised this way. I'm sure "the computer" made them choose something
and they couldn't just put a line through it, but mark them at the top then, if you're telling me they don't apply and you don't have any better way to indicate that. Or at the BOTTOM/zero/whatever. But not some pretend crap score.