Making Appraisals Count

Making the most of effective appraisal management to improve performance in teams

Key Learning Points:

  • Understand the benefits of effective appraisals
  • Demonstrate how to prepare for employee appraisals
  • Identify tools, documents and strategies that support the appraisal process
  • Understand how to set performance objectives that align with the organisation’s aims, objectives, and competency framework
  • Be aware of the importance of employee engagement in the appraisal process

Course Overview


Appraisals play a vital role in managing the performance of all teams. They ensure all employees have the right skills and knowledge to perform their duties to the best of their ability. They also align expectations and make sure all employees are working effectively towards the goals of their team and organisation.

Our Making Appraisals Count short eLearning course helps managers plan and conduct their appraisals effectively.

Course Details

  • Part of our Performance suite
  • Skills-based performance management eLearning
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

This course uses gauges to measure learner progress. It is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Appraisals Training

Appraisals are an important part of working life and performance management. By measuring performance accurately, managers can reward good work, ensure their team are getting the right training and gather the information necessary to set good objectives.

Good quality training can empower managers to conduct appraisals that make a clear and measurable difference to their teams and their organisations.


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

Appraisals at work are a formal conversation between managers and their employees to assess performance and set goals for the future. They tend to be conducted regularly and are generally more formal than standard one-to-one meetings between managers and their teams.

An effective appraisal is well focused, sets clear expectations and includes lots of two-way communication between the manager and the employee. Making appraisals count can be challenging, so managers who have received training in conducting appraisals are more likely to feel confident in this area.

Every company and manager will have their own style of performance appraisal. However, they tend to have their basic steps in common: evaluating current performance and aligning future activities with the overall goals of the team and company. The appraisal process, when conducted well, also benefits the employee by providing clear documentation of progression over time.

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