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Performance Appraisals Training

Informal with plenty of discussion. The course provided real life examples of both good and bad.

Angela Spencer - CPJ Field & Co

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What is Performance Appraisals training?

Many managers are concerned about how to best carry out appraisals and to link this to development plans and future training.

This one day performance appraisals training course will identify the benefits of appraisal, the key skills required and how to assess its effectiveness.

This appraisals course is designed for individuals who carry out staff appraisals, and are looking to build their confidence and effectiveness in this essential skill.

We'd be happy to arrange this course at our training centre in Brighton, UK or can arrange to come to your place of work. Wherever you'd like to train, just give us a call on +44 (0)1273 622272 for more information - or to book.

What are the objectives of Performance Appraisals training?

Having completed this appraisals training course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the appraisal process and your role and responsibilities as appraiser.
  • Plan, prepare and structure a review.
  • Remain fair and consistent, avoiding bias.
  • Achieve honest and open communications.
  • Learn how to listen and give clear and specific feedback.
  • Define areas for appraise development and set clear objectives.
  • Tackle performance problems and sensitive issues effectively.
  • Conduct appraisals in a confident and professional manner.

Course Feedback

I have only been on the receiving end of performance appraisals and as a successful salesperson was nervous about how to prepare for the appraisals of struggling sales consultants. I am now confident in how to prepare and handle these difficult appraisals.

Laura Hodgson - Travel Nation

Performance Appraisals Training Course Content

The Importance of Staff Performance Appraisal:

  • Defining aims, purpose, objectives in order to improve performance
  • Developing an Effective Appraisal System
  • Frequency of appraisal, supported by one-to-ones and informal review
  • Action plans and development plans

Your Responsibilities:

  • Approaching appraisals with confidence
  • Getting balanced and honest feedback on performance
  • Effective Planning for the Appraisal
  • Gathering the information you need: drafting an appraisal plan

The Performance Appraisal Interview:

  • Establishing open and honest communications
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Planning and conducting a structured, balanced and participative discussion
  • Review of current compared to previous performance

Managing the Performance

  • Providing evidence
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Addressing issues of poor performance

Setting SMART objectives

  • Adopting an Assertive and Confident Appraisal Technique
  • Interpersonal skills within the appraisal interview
  • Inspiring confidence in the appraisal
  • Overcoming resistance and handling unco-operative individuals

Giving Feedback

  • Completing the appraisal document
  • Using positive and action promoting language
  • The Follow-up Process
  • Identifying areas of concern


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For in-company or private training please request a quote

There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Total price (excluding any discounts and offers)
£795.00 ex VAT
£954.00 Inc VAT

Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Performance Appraisals Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

  3. Price Starting From

    £795.00 + VAT

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

This training course is ideal for those who conduct staff appraisals i.e. Managers and HR Professionals and are looking to build upon this skill.

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