Are you one of those practices that dreads annual reviews for employees? Are they just something you have to get through before team members ask for a raise? Are wage increases at your practice expected without any understanding that they must be earned?
Please allow me to talk to your team. I can lead them in a discussion about what they really think they are supposed to be doing at your practice every day; how we can articulate those duties into job descriptions that are not just quantitative, but qualitative. Finally, I can get them to agree to a system that fairly evaluates their success in living up to that job description. In fact, I allow them to create their own review system…and you’ll see, it will be tough, fair, easy to administer and only provide those that have have lived up to the practice’s expectations with a salary increase. Best of all, because they’ve created it, they’ll buy into it. Team members that don’t do well on the review will understand quickly that to not grow with you means they are not the right match for your team. This is an uplifting and satisfying program for everyone. Your best performers are behind you: all of you want a review system that rewards performance, not just attendance.