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Hi, my name is Adrian, I specialise in creating and delivering leadership, management, coaching and HR training courses to some of the biggest business names in the UK and mainland Europe. I have managed several multi-million-pound businesses in the leisure, hospitality and retail industry and have appraised 1000’s of staff.
I’ve been asked to share the blank appraisal form I use during the appraisal skills training course I deliver. I also used it for my own team members, so you know it’s been tried, tested and improved over the years. I've never used the traditional approach because it doesn't work! So I created my own procedure.
The idea being the monthly focus becomes the following month’s success and on the reverse is a list for the following monthly goals. The appraisal (which you now have a copy of our blank appraisal form) is simply just a one to one on month 12.
My advice is to not hold them during “an appraisal’s month” its best to hold them 12 months after the team member starts, so you don’t have to do loads at the same time - they become a little tedious for the manager and the later ones tend to be more unproductive - just a tick box activity.
The 12thmonthly one to one (or the appraisal) usually lasts for an hour and a half. The first half concentrating on the 11 previous monthly successes and the second half concentrating on the team members personal development plan – which sets out their path for the year and the following monthly goals to concentrate on.
Some managers still believe that an appraisal is a reprimand, which again doesn't work. If there is a need for a reprimand this should done straight away. Managers and team leaders shouldn't wait for for a monthly one to one or an appraisal and if necessary during a PIP meeting which we cover in depth on our HR for managers training session
It really is that simple – it’s just others make it so hard. The appraisal doesn’t have to be formal, it’s a meeting, a chat with a coffee.
Hope this helps
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Thanks for visiting our blank appraisal form page, here's a link to our homepage, we always like to recommend further reading and for improving positive communication skills for appraisals we recommend How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie - here's a link