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How to conduct an effective appraisal

What should you be doing to make appraisals work

In this episode 205 of the podcast I bring you my thoughts and guidance on the appraisal process and how to ensure that you are getting it right.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • Why employers undertake appraisals.
  • Why employers think they should undertake appraisals.
  • Why I hate the scoring system in an appraisal process.
  • The things that can go wrong.
  • How to prepare for a good appraisal process.
  • The process to follow.
  • How to deal with issues that may arise in the meeting.
  • Why follow up is critical to success.

If you are introducing an appraisal process or would like guidance on refreshing your process, or training for your managers then please do get in touch and we will be happy to assist.

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.