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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.
12 Jan 2009
Direct Health Group is a national domiciliary care provider. We send carers into people’s homes – they care for the...
7 Aug 2008
A new objective management assessment tool to help signpost a manager’s strengths and weaknesses is being rolled out across the...
23 Jul 2008
Doctors will face annual appraisals and have to renew their licences every five years under government plans to toughen up...
15 Feb 2008
Management experts believe a tick-box mentality about appraisals exists in the UK workplace and that many employers are simply ignoring...
14 Jan 2008
This weeks letters about Train to Gain, staff appraissals, the CIPD's lost opportunity in China, and working carers...
3 Dec 2007
Nearly half of UK employees believe that their boss is not honest with them in an appraisal, new research has...
16 Oct 2007
Hundreds of BBC workers could be forced to reapply for their jobs as the corporation tries to shed up to...
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....
17 Apr 2007
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is widely used in training and L&D. But how appropriately?
13 Nov 2006
Employers need to play a greater role in the regulation of healthcare professionals in the future, according to NHS Employers’...
8 Mar 2005
As one of the main formal ways that organisations have of talking to individual employees, appraisal is an important and...
1 Mar 2005
This issue, trainer and writer John Charlton leafs through a useful new guide to assessing NVQs
15 Nov 2004
A new online Slips Assessment Tool (SAT) that evaluates potential risks to workers and others from slipping hazards in the workplace...
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
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.