How to Do Staff Reviews

Episode #438
June 5, 2018
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Podcast Episode #438

Staff reviews can be tricky for some pastors and church leaders. Today we discuss tips for doing those well.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • A negative staff review should not be a surprise to the staff member.
  • When setting goals for a staff member, they need to have input on the goals.
  • Supervisors need to have a relationship with the person on staff that they are evaluating.
  • If a staff issue is affecting the culture of the church or staff, it must be dealt with quickly.

The seven issues we cover on this episode are:

  1. No single way
  2. The best review has no surprises
  3. Have the staff set goals and time lines
  4. Agree on a course of action to bridge gaps
  5. If the situation is difficult, have a second person lead the review with you
  6. Be consistent with reviews
  7. Keep careful written records, signed by both the pastor and staff

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