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Appraisal objectives


I have recently joined a company and do not have the time to deliver/provide formal appraisal training. Can anyone e-mail me a document on "the objectives of appraisals/points to consider/responsibilities of appraiser/etc etc that I can use to brief new appraisers. Your support will be much appreciated.
Craig Lewis

3 Responses

  1. Top 10 tips

    These are some hints we came up with for appraisers and appraisees:

    Making the most of appraisals
    “As for the future, your task is not to foresee but to enable it.”
    Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French author (1900-1944)

    There is no substitute, as they say, for preparation. Plan what you want to say and how you’re going to say it.
    2. Create the right environment
    Find a quiet room, close the door, put the ‘Do not disturb’ sign up and unplug the phone.
    3. Examples
    Specific examples are key if you want what you have to say to be taken seriously. It’s very hard to get your point across unless you have the information to back it up.
    4. Discuss
    Be open to a two-way conversation. That means lots of listening to the other person and taking into consideration what they have to say. If it’s not clear, ask!
    5. Understand
    Aim to understand each other’s point of view, even if you disagree.
    6. Be constructive
    This is your opportunity to learn from each other about how things are going, what needs to be done and how this can be achieved. Both appraiser and appraisee can learn from each other. Moving forwards should be a positive outcome of an appraisal.
    7. Be specific
    Identify clear, specific objectives for the coming period. This way you’ll both know what’s expected and it should save those embarrassing misunderstandings.
    8. Set a review date
    Change tends to be rapid these days and the objectives you’ve set might become inappropriate or unachievable.
    9. Follow-up
    If you’ve agreed to do something, do it and discuss the outcome with each other. A complaint is sometimes that appraisals are all talk and no action.
    10. Don’t get bogged down in the paperwork
    Yes, we want your appraisal forms but you don’t have to cover every bit of white-space on them. Get the main points down clearly and with a few examples. The form acts as a record and a reminder not a verbatim script.

    Hope these are helpful. There’s also some useful stuff on the CIPD website if you’re able to access it.


  2. Appraisal objectives
    Dear Craig,

    If you E mail me your E- address ,I will send you the guidelines I provide to attendees of the Management Development courses I run.

    [email protected]

  3. training budgets
    Hi Craig

    I think i sent you some information (Jan 2002) re trainin g budgets. Don you have a copy of what i sent you as it appears i may have wiped it from my disc. need a copy for someone else if you have it




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