Conducting staff appraisals

Why conduct an appraisal?

The appraisal process is an opportunity to engage people, motivate them and set their goals and objectives in line with the priorities of your business. Handled well, it can contribute to employee engagement and retention as well as improved performance. Handled badly, however, it can become a poor use of a manager’s time and result in demotivated employees and the failure to meet operational targets and budgets.

A typical appraisal scheme may be designed to include some or all of the following elements:

  • a review of the employee's past performance
  • discussion of the employee's strengths and weaknesses
  • discussion of any problems and constraints, with a view to identifying solutions
  • a review of the extent to which the employee has achieved set targets
  • discussion of appropriate targets for the forthcoming year
  • identification of training and development needs in relation to the employee's current job.

Appraisals can also form a vital part of the organisation’s Talent Management and Succession Planning processes

At Ashtons HR Consulting, we can support you as follows:

  • support with designing an appraisal / Personal Development Plan process to suit the needs of your business  
  • reviewing existing forms or designing new ones
  • developing 360 degree feedback processes
  • support in dealing formally with cases of poor performance
  • training for managers in dealing with appraisal and performance management processes, along with the soft skills required.

If you would like any help, support and guidance on appraisals, please contact Ashtons on 0333 222 0989, complete our online enquiry form or email enquiry@ashtonshrconsulting.co.uk.

How can we help?

If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?

0333 222 0989

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