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Appraisal of Performance

Help Your Staff to Perform Better

Appraisal Policy

Carrying out effective appraisal of your employees allows a variety of benefits:

  • Provides structured opportunity for staff at different levels to discuss work, their relationship and how they support each other
  • Provide a forum for individual feedback on work performance
  • Provides a formal channel through which development needs are identified
  • Clarifies what is expected of an individual and how this relates to the Company objectives
  • Improves teamwork through shared objectives
  • Allows face to face discussion on a one-to-one basis
  • Helps to plan ahead together
  • Chance to explain to staff about developments affecting the ward / department / team
  • Opportunity to thank staff for a job well done
  • Can have a frank exchange of views
  • Can counsel and advise your staff
  • Staff can present their views and ideas
  • Opportunity for you to influence attitudes and behaviours

Free Appraisal Policy and Document Downloads

Appraisal Workshop - This a full 37 page Appraisal Workshop with all the material needed to implement an appraisal system for your organisation. It includes a variety of exercises to assist this. It also has a handout for Appraisees to assist them to understand and participate in the process.

Simple Performance Appraisal Policy - Appraisal Policy for a simple implementation. However it covers all the elements of effective appraisal.

Appraisal Documentation Template
Generic Pro-forma including a personal development plan which can be used for any appraisal implementation

Another Appraisal Documentation Template
This is suitable if you have a competency framework established in your organisation

Appraisers Checklist
Checklist for the manager / supervisor undertaking an appraisal. This will ensure that no part of the process is missed

Response Style Indicator
Test which allows appraisers to assess their response style - can be used as part of appraisal training

Useful Links
Business oriented site with a great deal of information on performance appraisal as well as a whole number of assessment tools - all for free

Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Useful templates, forms and checklists featuring a number of different appraisal forms

Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ACAS booklet intended to assist anyone involved in the employee appraisal process.