As a food truck vendor you have to wear many hats. Being the boss is one of them. While wearing your boss hat, I’ll ask you this: Which is worse: receiving a performance review, or giving one to one of your food truck staff members? At least with the latter as the owner, you have some control.
When you’re the one conducting an employee performance reviews for one of your food truck employees, try doing these three things to make it a productive experience.
3 Simple Steps To Improve Employee Performance Reviews:
- Set expectations early. Make employee-evaluation practices clear at the beginning of the year with individual performance planning sessions.
- Set the right tone. Everyone hates the “feedback sandwich”: compliments, criticism, then more niceties. Deliver a positive message to your good performers by mainly concentrating on their strengths and achievements. Confront poor performers and demand improvement.
- Avoid money talk. If possible, don’t mention compensation during the review; but if you must, take care of it at the start of the conversation.
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