The appraisals can be successful in motivating employees and enhancing their performance.
An effective appraisal will require planning.
Keep your facts straight, record keeping is essential, no people manager has a perfect memory, so instances where an employee has performed well or badly should be kept, examples, facts and figures, evidence rather than haphazard generalisations which are not constructive.
- Review the job description and the previous year’s appraisal
- Talk to other managers to obtain factual feedback on performance
- Think through what aspects of the employee’s performance are to be discussed
- Be prepared to back up any criticism with facts and examples
- Consider what points the employee may wish to raise
- Agree the date, time and place for the meeting giving advance notice
- Don’t underestimate the time necessary for the interview
- Brief the individual in advance about the purpose and scope of the appraisal interview
- Don’t allow interruptions during the interview
We offer an appraisal management advice service to companies and employees at Aldrich & Company. Call Emily for more information. 020 7588 8999