Employee assessments are performance appraisals or reviews that is used to evaluate employees' performance and productivity. These tests assess personality, aptitude and skills. Employee assessments are usually done for compensation review, performance improvement, promotions, terminations etc.
Human resource management conducts employee assessments in order to improve their performance and to monitor what the employee is doing according to what he/she is expected to do.
Below are the methods used for employee assessment :
1. 360 Degree Feedback - Multiple evaluation process which includes assessments from superiors, peers and ones' self.
2. SWOT Analysis - Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of an employee.
3. Performance Interview - Last step of the evaluation process.