End of Year Reviews...finally done!

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by txredapple79 txredapple79, BSN Member

Specializes in Management. Has 9 years experience.

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Orca, ADN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 27 years experience. 2,066 Posts

Unfortunately I am stuck with annual evaluations, and evaluations at the third, seventh and eleventh months for a probationary employee.

BridgetBird

BridgetBird, BSN

Specializes in RCAC Nurse Manager. Has 10 years experience. 21 Posts

Good lord! I have been pushing back reviews due to so many factors. Working the floor due to short staffing, managing day to day tasks, plus we are converting EHR software right now are just a few of the things that have distracted me from performance review. I've been managing this staff for 6 months now, so I know them well and I think reviews may go fairly quickly. Let's hope anyhow. This is my first time completing performance reviews of a larger staff. Or at least what's left given the current exodus of supportive staff. Does anyone have any advice for this novice?

 

 

SummerGarden

SummerGarden, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 14 years experience. 3,371 Posts

15 hours ago, BridgetBird said:

 Does anyone have any advice for this novice?

Unfortunately, you don't have the time to have supported their goals over the past year and so, these annual reviews may not be as meaningful as they could have been.  However, the work still needs to be done, so, knock them out.  During your 1:1 meeting with staff discuss goals for this upcoming year and provide them with your support.  Good luck.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 16 years experience. 14,356 Posts

On 3/26/2022 at 7:32 PM, BridgetBird said:

Good lord! I have been pushing back reviews due to so many factors. Working the floor due to short staffing, managing day to day tasks, plus we are converting EHR software right now are just a few of the things that have distracted me from performance review. I've been managing this staff for 6 months now, so I know them well and I think reviews may go fairly quickly. Let's hope anyhow. This is my first time completing performance reviews of a larger staff. Or at least what's left given the current exodus of supportive staff. Does anyone have any advice for this novice?

 

 

For me, it helps having a hard deadline. So the best way to motivate me is to actually schedule several of them each week, and then each week I would write that week's reviews. It forced me to get them done. Also, there are a couple wonderful little handbooks. One is called "Performance Appraisal Handbook" and the other one I have is called "Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals". There's only so many ways you can say "She's a hard worker" so those books help.

And yes, I'm in the thick of annual evals YET AGAIN. 

Edited by klone

SummerGarden

SummerGarden, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 14 years experience. 3,371 Posts

To all, I have made a habit of giving annual reviews on the EE's yearly anniversary.  This way, I do not have a lot to do at the end of the year.  Of course, those who walk into a pile of annual reviews on a new job are unable to turn back the clock.  However, moving forward doing them monthly is my recommendation.