The Hard Truth About Staff Evaluations - CampHacker #83


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Help your staff grow with meaningful evaluations

Your leaders at camp need feedback. In the busyness of the summer, it’s tempting to add evaluations to the bottom of your to-do list and never get to it. Before you do that though, take a second to think back to your first few years on staff. How much of your growth would you attribute to the formal or informal evaluations that you got from your staff and peers?

On this episode of the CampHacker podcast, CampHackers Travis, Joe, Gab and Dan break down the ins and outs of all things staff evaluations. You will find excellent discussions on why evaluations are important, how to teach your staff to evaluate each other and some awesome best evaluation practices from four different veteran director perspectives. If you aren’t evaluating, or want to get better at it, then this episode was made especially for you.

How do evaluations work at your camp? We would love to hear your best practices in the comment section below.

Bonus Content!

15five Questions - #HR weekly questions that take 15 min to answer, 5 minutes to read

  • What's going well? Any wins (big or little) this week?

  • What challenges are you facing? Where are you stuck?

  • How are you feeling? What's the morale you see around you?

  • One suggestion to improve your role, team or organization?

  • What are your top three priorities for the coming week?

The Office - Teaching Staff Evaluation Ice-Breaker Videos

Joe’s 10 point scale:

  1. Initiative - does the individual show the ability to start task on their own, lead things on their own etc.

  2. Independence - can they work by themselves and be successful?

  3. Problem Solving - are they able to solve problems when they arise?

  4. Communication - do they communicate well with campers, other staff members and supervisors?

  5. Ability to work in a team - when needed can they work in a team and be a positive contribution to camps success

  6. Adaptability - can they go with the flow as things change and different needs arise?

  7. Compassion - do they show the ability to feel others emotions and help with any issues?

  8. Leadership - can they lead? Do they lead? Are they a good leader?

  9. Passion for what camp is - Do they have passion and show that passion in their actions and words

  10. Willingness to do that needs to be done

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