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Don't compare employee's performance to another employee's performance.  Remember you are evaluating the employee individually and on his performance for the entire review period.

On the right are some evaluation concerns to keep in mind the next time you complete an evaluation document.

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Potential Rater Errors

  • Contrast effect - evaluating an employee in relation to other employees' performances rather than on the job requirements.
  • Halo effect - allowing employees' success or failure on one job function to affect how you rate their performance on other functions.
  • Similar-to-me effect - favorably evaluating employees because they mirror the rater's self image.