Many employers on campus ask why they need to evaluate their student employees. Some feel it is not necessary to spend the time to evaluate an employee who will not remain for more than a year. Others feel that they are too busy to make the effort to evaluate all of their employees.
The fact is, continuous and effective evaluations can have an immediate impact on a student’s job performance. As employers and educators, it is one of our primary job to develop students and teach them the skills necessary to succeed.
Proper evaluations can provide students continuity of understanding and agreement on priorities and objectives through clear expectations and feedback. Employers also provide a basis for coordinating organization, unit and individual objectives. By taking a few minutes each day to give feedback to your student employees, you greatly enhance their work experience, increase retention, and improve performance.
Finally, evaluations can provide necessary documentation for appropriate personnel actions.
Adapted from Think Like a Manager, Roger Fritz.