Many people have had bad experiences of appraisals, so many employers don’t enjoy carrying them out. However, for your business and your staff to progress, some form of regular appraisal is essential.
If you put yourself in the shoes of your members of staff, you can both get more from your time together. There are five things that your employees need to know at their appraisal:
- Tell me what’s expected of me – talk to me about goals and expectations so that I can work towards them.
- Give me the opportunity to perform – give me the chance to take responsibility and let me show you how good I am.
- Tell me how I’m getting on – if you like what I’m doing, tell me; if you’re concerned about my progress, I need to know that too.
- Give me support guidance and development – help me to grow and develop by giving me what I need to reach my goals.
- Recognise my contribution – say thank you to show that you’re grateful for all the hard work I put in.
When you can meet these five needs, you’ll be able to carry out a much more effective appraisal, both for you and your employees. On 11 September I’m running a short workshop to help you carry them out even more smoothly. To book your place online, click here.