Conducting Peer Reviews

Employee evaluation can be conducted through a variety of means, including employee appraisals, manager to employee, HR to employee and peer to peer reviews. These are internal procedures that companies carry out in order to obtain a clear view of their employee’s progress and success within the company. It is a process that allows managers to highlight the strengths and weaknesses within the department, as well as red flag any pertaining issues amongst their employees.

What is a Peer Review?

A peer review is a procedure that is conducted within the workplace to provide valuable feedback in terms of management, team work and productivity. As indicated by its title, a peer review is a questionnaire that colleagues complete – usually anonymously – to provide the Human Resource or management department with necessary information.

How to Conduct a Peer Review

The procedure of conducting a peer review is quite straightforward. Managers must provide their employees with the necessary standardized forms, offering the basic guidelines of how the form must be completed by each individual colleague.

The following are a few examples of the type of questions that could be featured in a peer to peer review:

Team works effectively and efficiently on projects

  1. Poorly
  2. Adequately
  3. Well
  4. Extremely Well

Work is divided equally amongst department

  1. Always
  2. Sometimes
  3. Never

Do you think people are appropriately skilled for their area of expertise?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Additional Training Required