Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals are an essential component of employee development. Setting goals and objectives to aim for will give managers and their staff a unified focus and targets to aim for. Managers must also learn how to give feedback, both positive and negative, on a regular and timely basis so that employees can grow and develop. Performance appraisals involve all these activities.This intensive program will cover the fundamentals of conducting an effective performance appraisal. You will learn how to prepare for the performance appraisal, conduct the appraisal meeting, and monitor and follow up on performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • The importance of planning, preparing, and structuring the performance appraisal
  • Develop your feedback skills to motivate staff between appraisal meetings
  • Recognise the importance of having a performance appraisal process for employees
  • Understand how to work with employees to set performance standards and goals
  • Develop skills in observing and giving feedback, listening and asking questions, for improved performance
  • Employee preparation for the appraisal - set the right expectations
  • Identify an effective interview process and have the opportunity to practice the process in a supportive atmosphere
  • Develop strategies for managing employee performance

What Will Be Covered?

  • The importance of performance appraisals
  • How to avoid stereotyping and common pitfalls
  • Developing standards and goals
  • Creating Individual Development Plans
  • Documenting, monitoring and reviewing performance
  • Performance feedback and coaching
  • Developing an interview format
  • The appraisal as a two-way process
  • Managing employee performance
  • Managing conflict and unpleasant situations
  • Accepting criticism


Our training programs are practical with lots of interaction and discussion between the participants. During this three-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to develop and work on individual action plans in a consultative and controlled environment.


A pre program questionnaire which is designed to assist you in receiving the best outcome and return on investment from your training. There is only a short amount of time to transfer the message so Sarden Learning will try to gain an insight into your company's background, processes, issues and culture so we are able to deliver an outstanding service for you.

Training Investment Price Quotes

Our quotes are completely inclusive, meaning our firm quote includes:
  • All needs assessment discussions
  • All training development
  • All training customization
  • All training materials
  • Training delivery
  • All travel related costs and expenses
  • You receive one invoice when the training is completed. No surprises.
Format:Three day
Venue:onsite and offsite
Max participants:20
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