BIZ TIPS; BIZ BUREAU; EXPERT HELP for Your Business Getting the Most out of Your Staff Appraisals

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BIZ TIPS; BIZ BUREAU; EXPERT HELP for Your Business Getting the Most out of Your Staff Appraisals


Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT

The annual appraisal is a method employers use to keep staff motivated and on track. But many bosses and workers treat the review as no more than a box-ticking exercise, with the minutes from the appraisal meeting left to gather dust with little or no action taken. We chatted to Simon Wright, director of specialist job boards Careersinaudit.com and CareersinRisk.com, to hear how to ensure appraisals are effective.

Be clear of the purpose

Make sure everyone understands the reason for the appraisal - is this a chance to review certain working practices and remove obstacles? Does it provide an opportunity to review and map out the next steps for an individual's career? Will it offer the chance to discuss promotion and/or pay rises? With focus you will avoid disappointment and expectations not being met.

360-degree reviews

The most inspiring bosses are the ones who listen - creating a work culture that's democratic so employees can have their say.

An open workplace, via 360-degree reviews where senior management's performance is also assessed, can go a long way to making an employee feel part of the business and not just a workhorse. …

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