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Conducting appraisals that are positive and valuable

Carry out an evidence-based assessment of an individual’s performance

As their manager, your team looks to you for recognition of the job they’re doing. Conducting effective appraisals is crucial to increasing and maintaining high levels of motivation, performance and efficiency.

Appraisals are most effective when they are part of ongoing communication between a manager and team members. The skills in this episode will equip you for conversations throughout the year, so that there are no surprises during the formal appraisal meeting.

Objective setting is best carried out as a collaborative process between managers and their team members. Co-ownership improves the team member’s commitment to achieving appraisal objectives.

Find out what motivates the person. What do they want to achieve? What do they enjoy most about work? Try to agree objectives that align to the person’s personal goal.


How to prepare for a motivating performance review

This document from Managing People Episode 6: Appraisals explains how to get ready to give an appraisal that motivates.

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Learn to carry out an evidence-based assessment of an individual’s performance, manage an effective appraisal meeting and set meaningful objectives.

For a quick overview – watch the course trailer.

In this episode, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to prepare for and deliver appraisals. Your team should feel engaged and valued as their skills, understanding and performances are acknowledged. You’ll also learn how to address areas of improvement through objective setting and deal successfully with disagreement in an appraisal meeting.

Rise and Dine Deli’s annual appraisals have not been efficiently carried out over the past few years, so Charlotte is determined to make sure that all employees have a proper review. She’s had appraisal meetings with some of the team already and is feeling upbeat about her conversation with chef Tom. However, things don’t go to plan and she’s faced with a very difficult situation.

Charlotte finds herself having to think quickly in the face of an unexpected outburst from another member of the team. This forces her to assess her own performance and reflect on how she could have handled some things differently.

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