Employee Effort is an earnest, diligent and strenuous working attempt: a workplace episode when some results are achieved by an employee through exertion or hard work. Assessment of employee effort is a result of observations and subjective judgment made by his or her supervisors. It is commonly believed that a good level of employee effort is an indicator of valuable employee traits, such as assiduity, enthusiasm, ambition, professionalism, discipline. These traits may identify that an individual is not only one who possesses certain potential, but one who has capabilities to realize and develop it at a full scale.
When a person applies poor efforts to complete a job, he or she may reach just mediocre results, even though his or her perfect knowledge and skills. That’s why big numbers of employees are dismissed from their positions because of their unwillingness to apply sufficient level of efforts, but not because of their lack of ability. A strategic objective of any serious employer is to encourage, recognize and appreciate employee efforts with a help of verbal or written praise, thanks and some adequate tangible rewards such as promotions, bonuses and valuable souvenirs.