How to Do Effective Performance Appraisals

To achieve results, individuals and teams need to know what is expected of them using effective performance appraisals.

Steven offers some tips:

1. Recognize the outcome (a learning and development plan for the employee);

2. Employer should come prepared to the appraisal interview (as should the employee);

3. Use documentation and bring questions; and

4. Focus on the future rather than what hasnt worked in the past.

Following his explanation, Carol and Steven perform an exemplary appraisal interview. What should the employer and employee do prior to the interview? What should each do during the interview?