Evaluating an employee's performance can be difficult.
Some employees can look like rockstars, while others struggle, purely because of external factors (as opposed to their own skills). It's hard to separate the person's performance from their situation.
How do you determine when to invest more in someone's development? How do you know when it's simply time to cut your losses, move on and find someone better?
As with most management decisions, the first step in the process is to be clear in your own mind. That's why we designed a simple, ten-question diagnostic tool to help you clarify your thinking.