Why You Should Use Standardized Performance Review Comments:
Performance reviews are essentially report cards for your employees and they can be very time consuming. By using standardized comments, you are going to save extensive amounts of time while still providing quality feedback to your team of employees. You can still express more diverse and detailed explanations during a one-on-one meeting.
By using standardized comments over time, your employees are going to recognize the consistency which will make it easier for them to see where changes have been noticed. These standardized comments can also be adjusted as necessary.
It also also important to set up a schedule so that way employees will know when performance reviews/appraisals are approaching. This will reduce the overall amount of stress that can sometimes be associated with this time period. It's important to give your employees just as much time to prepare as you have to prepare their comments.
Performance Review Feedback
Performance review period is also a great time to not only give feedback, but receive it as well. Make sure to ask your employees what you think management could be doing better. Just because employees give their opinions, doesn't necessarily mean that you need to do everything they say, but it will help you get a sense of the company's moral and also make them feel heard.