The purpose of a performance evaluation is to allow both the employer and the employee to exchange their views on the employee's performance and any problems that the employee faces in the workplace.
During performance reviews, an employee learns how the firm rates her performance. She gains valuable feedback from the supervising attorney, learns more about her strengths and weaknesses, and identifies the areas in which she needs to improve her skills or work habits. Some of the performance evaluation criteria include responsibility, efficiency, productivity, competence, initiative, cooperation, personal factors, and dependability.
Employee performance reviews are conducted periodically, at intervals of either once a year or every six months.