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Employee performance should be evaluated
periodically, regularly, and objectively. The attached
sample evaluation forms, while not comprehensive,
offer guidance for evaluating performance
competencies for three categories of employees in
architecture firms: administrative,
professional/technical, and management. Adapt the
forms to suit the evaluation needs of your own firm.
Performance evaluations may be scored in a number of ways.
Two of the most common are numerical ratings and a graphic
scale. The attached sample evaluation forms use the
numerical rating system.
The scores of a numerical rating system typically have the
2 Needs improvement
3 Meets job requirements
4 Exceeds job requirements
More Best Practices
The following AIA Best Practices provide additional
information related to this topic:
08.01.01 A Sample Compressed Workweek Program
08.03.02 Basic Elements of New Employee Orientation
08.02.02 Employment Status: Independent Contractor -- Yes
For More Information
See also the 14th edition of the Handbook,
which can be ordered from the AIA Store by
calling 800-242-3837 (option 4) or by email
See also “Professional Development and
Mentoring” beginning on page 487 of the
15th Edition of the Architect’s Handbook
of Professional Practice. The Handbook
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Revised June 2007
Sample Performance Evaluation Forms
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