Performance appraisals don't have to be a painful experience. The whole idea is to improve communication between supervisors and employees. The accurate identification, measurement and development of performance can have a major impact on productivity, planning, staffing and budget development. Decisions relating to employee promotion, termination and compensation can be influenced by performance appraisals. How a performance evaluation is done is up to the discretion of the supervisor but the enterable Performance Appraisal Form is provided as a guide and a starting point.