You can take a step back from the day to day work. You can discuss how your employee is making a positive impact on the business. You can focus on the future and set goals together.
Yet too often, this process becomes a chore forced on managers by HR, or a meaningless form filling exercise. So how can you make your performance appraisal system a tool for motivating employees?
The key to success lies with you. It doesn't matter if you work in a company where trust is low, or where you have to use appraisal documentation that isn't helpful, you can make a difference.
If you think about the manager that most influenced you in your career, it is likely that he or she did some if not all of the above!
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Download this audio guide to hear the most common questions people have on the topic of motivation and performance appraisal.
Describes how to manage employee development taking in all factors, such as goal setting, coaching and mentoring and progress interviews.
Provides you with sample forms and guidelines to give you a structure for the review process.
Guidelines on completing the review form. The importance of setting goals and using metrics to assess progress. How to involve the employee in the review process.
Interviews held to discuss employee progress have to be managed carefully if they are to create a positive attitude in the workplace. Tips are given here on how to manage the process.
Tools to improve the review process and guidelines given on the use of training and software.
Helps you decide if, when and how to introduce this tool.
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