Workplace assessment or “appraisal” is the process of looking back to analyse past job performance, and looking forward with a view to improving future performance.

The overall objective of an effective appraisal scheme should be to help each employee to maximise his or her job performance for the joint benefit of the employee and the organisation.

Where an employee is underperforming, the employer should address the performance issues promptly.

Competency frameworks: How I made a difference

12 Jan 2009

Direct Health Group is a national domiciliary care provider. We send carers into people’s homes – they care for the...

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DPG introduce new approach to assess managers

7 Aug 2008

A new objective management assessment tool to help signpost a manager’s strengths and weaknesses is being rolled out across the...

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Doctors face annual check-ups in bid to raise standards

23 Jul 2008

Doctors will face annual appraisals and have to renew their licences every five years under government plans to toughen up...

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Tick-box mentality explains poor take up of appraisals in UK

15 Feb 2008

Management experts believe a tick-box mentality about appraisals exists in the UK workplace and that many employers are simply ignoring...

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Train to Gain is about so much more than just ‘free Level 2s’

14 Jan 2008

This weeks letters about Train to Gain, staff appraissals, the CIPD's lost opportunity in China, and working carers...

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Half of employees think their boss does not take appraisals seriously

3 Dec 2007

Nearly half of UK employees believe that their boss is not honest with them in an appraisal, new research has...

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BBC staff to be told to reapply for their jobs

16 Oct 2007

Hundreds of BBC workers could be forced to reapply for their jobs as the corporation tries to shed up to...

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Psychometric specialist SHL reveals how character flaws inhibit e-learning prowess

4 Jun 2007

Some people’s personalities mean they will get very little from e-learning, according to research conducted by psychometric testing specialist SHL....

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Fit for what purpose?

17 Apr 2007

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is widely used in training and L&D. But how appropriately?

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NHS employers must ensure staff are competent

13 Nov 2006

Employers need to play a greater role in the regulation of healthcare professionals in the future, according to NHS Employers’...

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UK scores top marks for appraisals

8 Mar 2005

As one of the main formal ways that organisations have of talking to individual employees, appraisal is an important and...

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Excellence in initial assessment

1 Mar 2005

This issue, trainer and writer John Charlton leafs through a useful new guide to assessing NVQs

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HSE launches online slip risk assessment tool

15 Nov 2004

A new online Slips Assessment Tool (SAT) that evaluates potential risks to workers and others from slipping hazards in the workplace...

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Affirmative action

1 Jun 2004

Appreciative Inquiry offers organisations a more positive approach to problem-solving. In the first of a three-part series, we put the method into context for the people development professional

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Delivering change

27 Apr 2004

With a new managing director and a place on the board, the HR director at TNT Express has a lot to look forward to.

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