Key Learning Points:

  • What performance appraisals are for
  • Guiding principles to performance appraisals
  • Good practice tips which can improve the quality of appraisals
  • How to handle common scenarios in appraisals
  • How to assess your own skills in appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal
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Course Overview

A performance appraisal is one of the main tools for managing performance. It's an opportunity for managers and employees to have a discussion about the individual's performance and development, and to ensure the employee has access to any required support and guidance from the organisation.

This eLearning course shows managers how to provide employees with the support and guidance they need to improve through effective performance appraisals.

Please note that this course is not yet compatible with mobile devices.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 25 minutes
  • Part of our Performance Management suite
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Realistic scenarios to demonstrate learning points
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Course Contents

The Performance Appraisal online covers the following topics.

Performance Appraisals
Performance Appraisals
The course explores what a performance appraisal is, why it is beneficial to have them and best practice for conducting them. They can be useful tools for getting the best from a team and making sure all employees feel supported. The course covers the main elements of good practice.
Developing your Skills
Developing your Skills
Several scenarios illustrate some of the issues that can arise during performance appraisals and provide tips for how to handle them. Once these are completed, the course provides a framework for managers to consider how they can improve their own performance appraisal skills in the future.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anybody involved in the performance appraisal process, or aspiring to be, can benefit from this course.

  • Managers
  • Heads of department
  • Team leads
  • Supervisors
  • HR representatives

The Assessment

The Performance Appraisal online course includes an assessment module. The assessment is in a multiple-choice question format, covering everything set out in the course. Learners receive a mark at the end and can retake the course to improve it.

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51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Management in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

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The Importance of Performance Appraisals Training

When done well, performance appraisals are nothing to fear – for employees or managers.

It helps to be fully aware of what performance appraisals are supposed to achieve, the best practice for conducting them and a manager's individual strengths and weaknesses in this area. By learning about these, it ensures the organisation and its employees are both benefiting from the process.

The Importance of Performance Appraisals Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

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What is the performance appraisal process?
The performance appraisal process is a way of employees and their managers assessing their past performance with a view to improving it in the future. Conducted in a positive and supportive manner, performance appraisals can be very useful and make sure the employee is properly equipped with everything they need to improve their performance.
How do you ensure a fair performance appraisal?
You ensure a fair performance appraisal by making sure each manager is trained to perform them to the best of their ability. They should assess each employees’ performance fairly and listen to the employees’ own view of the situation and projects discussed. Neither employee nor manager should be defensive, but should openly discuss the performance without blame.
How should a manager prepare for a performance appraisal?
A manager should prepare for a performance appraisal by collecting feedback and examples from the work of the employee and being familiar with their achievements. This allows an open two-way conversation. If they have been giving regular feedback throughout the year, the comments raised in an appraisal should not be a surprise to the employee.

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