Appraisal checklist for managers

Download our free Manager's performance appraisal checklist template

Appraisals can be daunting, both for the Manager and the team member.  All too often they are hastily scheduled into calendars to meet a deadline set by HR with minimal preparation and a tick-box attitude to the process.  So what can you do as a Manager to ensure you conduct a positive, effective appraisal?

Firstly, it’s all about the preparation!

You need to ensure you have evidence of successes (or possibly failures!) Perhaps gather some information from other members of the company who have interacted with your team member, and that you are entering the meeting with an open mind to really listen to what your team member is telling you.   

Secondly, let’s be honest! 

Open and honest communication between both parties will make all of your interactions (not just appraisals) much more successful, as you are creating a culture of trust and transparency that will only lead to more positive results.

For more tips, and our simple checklist to make sure you are prepared for upcoming mid-year appraisals and beyond, download our FREE performance appraisal checklist for Manager’s below.


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