“Like porcupines in love, appraisals are a pain for both parties”.

The above is commonly held perception of the appraisal process.  The purpose behind this course is to help make the appraisal process part of “business as usual” as the process is cyclical.

Methods for collecting relevant data, comparing performance to requirements, achieving improvements and setting targets are covered.

Completing the appraisal document describing observable behaviour, and succinct writing are examined in some detail, as is the setting up and conducting of the appraisal interview.

There are also sessions on questioning and listening skills along with handy tips and self-assessment questionnaires designed to make the process both easier, and more meaningful.


Participants will learn the benefits of effective appraisals, both for themselves and for the appraisee, how to identify areas for improvement and measure improvement.

The organisation will gain an empowered and informed leader, who will ensure that goals are cascaded through the organisation and monitored effectively to improve productivity and achieve desired outcomes. The workforce will develop and feel valued.


  • The essential components
  • The order of events
  • Gathering Information
  • SWOT analysis
  • Preparing for the day
  • Setting the scene
  • Conducting the review
  • Questioning skills
  • Listening skills
  • Follow up plan
  • Action and Processing
Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:-

  • Understand the benefits of effective appraisals, both for yourself and for the appraisee.
  • Know how to identify areas for improvement and measure improvement to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Be able to develop your team and ensure that your employees feel valued.
Have a question?

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What you need to bring for these courses when delivered as a virtual classroom.

For virtual classroom courses, you will need:

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Microphone and Headset
  • Webcam
  • Microsoft Teams
  • A dual monitor setup is recommended for IT training
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