A Guide to Conducting Staff Appraisals
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- Published: November 2016
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
A staff appraisal system is a key performance management tool that allows employers to conduct and record a regular assessment of their employees' performance, capability and training needs.
If appraisals are carried out regularly - at least once or even twice a year - and in the right way, they can benefit the employer and the employee, by increasing employee job satisfaction and performance and by maximising employees' contribution to the business. The appraisal process can be carried out in a variety of ways, but it needs to be objective and fair, especially if bonuses or salary increases are linked to performance.
This factsheet describes some of the different staff appraisal methods commonly used by employers and outlines how to plan and conduct appraisals. It also provides guidance on how employers can use the outcomes of an appraisal to improve their employees' future performance.