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Taking the BizQuiz? This is the answer to question 3 of "Is your practice a great place to work?"
3) C—No way!
Your managers may think they’re too busy to handle evaluations. Or they may think the easiest way to avoid confrontations and giving raises is to skip employee evaluations. Unfortunately, regular evaluations are a chance to make sure employees remain challenged and fulfilled—and you may be neither of those things. Brian Conrad, CVPM, practice manager at Meadow Hills Veterinary Center in Kennewick, Wash., says you should know what criteria you’re judged on, what expectations are of your work, and what to expect during the face-to-face evaluation itself. Evaluations should happen at least once a year. And if there’s a problem, it should never be a surprise sprung at the evaluation. Good managers let team members know quickly when they’re falling behind.