How to Prepare for a Performance Appraisal as Appraiser

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How to Prepare for a Performance Appraisal as Appraiser
Briolett, Manager, Canada, Member
It is wise to put yourself in the position of the recipient of the appraisal you are about to give to someone else. How would you receive the information if it was directed at you?
Some questions to ask yourself to prepare a performance appraisal you're about to give:
  1. Is the appraisal FAIR?
  2. Is it ACCURATE? If your answer is yes.. Can it be supported with facts and examples? If your answer is no.. Then remove it from the appraisal because it can & likely will destroy rather than build relationships.
  3. Is it based on CONSTRUCTIVE criticism or just criticism? My experience has shown me there are people who don't know the difference!
  4. What is the PURPOSE of your appraisal? Is it to help achieve positive result...Register

Tips to Prepare a Performance Appraisal as Appraiser
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Compliments Ms. Briolet, I'm finding your questions are hitting the nail on the head. Thanks for sharing this concise people management tip.

Before Even Preparing a Performance Appraisal...
vince, HR Consultant, Trinidad and Tobago, Member
I suggest a simple consideration (enabling any PA to be accurate at all):
0. What RECORDS do you maintain that will inform the process?

CRIA Methodology (Hay Group) for Performance Appraisals
MARIA DOLORES MIRANDA, HR Consultant, Nicaragua, Member
There is a great methodology used by Hay Group. It consist in deliver your feedback by constructing it from conduct (behavior): CRIA = Conduct + Resul...

Preparing an Objective Performance Appraisals
Paolo Barbujani, Controller, Italy, Member
Before the appraisal I make a JOB/RULE ANALYSIS with responsibilities, expected results, skills requested... With a score based on company's prioritie...

Preparing for a Performance Appraisal
Patricia Pitsel, Consultant, Canada, Member
In addition, one should also CHECK RESULTS AGAINST AGREED UPON GOALS established at the beginning of the process....

Make a Habit of Taking Notes to Prepare a Later Performance Appraisal
Ed Neri, HR Consultant, Philippines, Member
A performance appraisal, both for the appraiser and appraisee, is a HABIT. It is not an annual, a se...

Preparing for Appraisal
Phionah Atuhaire, Project Manager, Member
Thanks everybody for your contributions. An appraisal, in my opinion is tough for both the appraiser and the appraisee. It presents both the sweet and...

Tips for Performance Appraisal Preparation
CLAUDIUS RWODZI, HR Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
It is an irrefutable fact that preparation is key to the whole process of appraisal. But maybe the question is what exactly do you prepare? I think I ...

How to Prepare for a Performance Appraisal as Appraiser
Rajan Johri, CEO, India, Member
Before appraising others appraise your own self. It is important to BE AWARE OF YOUR BIASES AND BELIEFS about how should people perform. Often such be...

Preparing for Appraisal is a Mutual Task
A. Iken
Any appraisal feedback should not come as a surprise to the employee. It should be recognizable and motivational. I used to do QUARTERLY APPRAISALS wh...

How to Prepare for Performance Appraisal
NYAMEKA MAKITSHI, Manager, South Africa, Member
This process can be much easier and understood if planning has been done. An employee therefore should be PERFORMING IN ACCORDANCE TO THE PLAN which i...

Tips to Prepare for Performance Appraisals
mushininga, Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
I agree with @Rajan Johri. It is also important for the two sides to be on the same page regarding the performance ...

Considerations for Preparing a Performance Appraisal
Mel Greg Concepcion, Professor, Philippines, Member
A performance appraisal should be considered a very important method of giving positive feedback to an employee on the past period and how further imp...

SMART Performance Appraisals
Stefan van Berchem, Analyst, Belgium, Member
I agree with @CLAUDIUS RWODZI that conducting a good appraisal discussion starts with setting SMART KPI's at the be...

Producing a Performance Appraisal as Appraiser
sorina bradea, Member
A performance appraisal meeting should be, in my opinion, the FORMAL MEETING RESULTING FORM ONE YEAR OF OBSERVATIONS AND FEEDBACK.
This meeting h...

Getting Ready for Better Performance Appraisals
Debeli Geleta, Manager, Ethiopia, Member
The issues with performance appraisals they are a complex activity and steps have to be followed before making an appraisal in addition to what has be...

It's Difficult to Give Feedback to Some..
Dr Vasundhara Padmanabhan, Manager, India, Member
ATTITUDES matter the most. Performance on the portfolios allotted may be OK, but the conduct may be unsatisfactory.
It is difficult to make some ...

STAR Model for Ensuring the Objectivity of a Performance Review
ANIRBAN BASU, Teacher, Viet Nam, Member
To develop the appraisal event as objective as possible, the appraiser should be clear about certain steps that are described in the STAR model:

Focus Areas for Performance Appraisals
Carol Mulenga, HR Consultant, Member
Some further questions to prepare a performance appraisal:
- What are the employee's SUCCESSES since the last conversation?

Performance Appraisal of Employees
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
The first 2 questions of FAIRNESS & ACCURACY should also be tackled by the appraiser discussing the report with the concerned employee and getting it ...

Starting Point for Performance Appraisal of Employees
Bitta Pascal, Uganda, Member
I am happy with the above topic and reactions. I'd like to emphasize the analysis of the employer's input and employee's output in relation to benefi...

How to Prepare for a Performance Appraisal as the Appraiser
Sandy Musallam, Editor, United States, Member
I agree with @A. Iken. An appraisal of the performance of an employee is a two way process. Both the employee and t...

How to Prepare Performance Appraisal of Employees
Alcheraus Rwazo, CEO, Tanzania, Member
I agree with all comments given above. My emphasis is one needs to consider seriously the PURPOSE of the appraisal, the STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES of the or...

Performance Appraisal
ksrin, Professor, India, Member
Make sure you avoid common errors in performance appraisals. An appraisal process has to be fair,...

The Aim of a Performance Appraisal
s c narang, HR Consultant, India, Member
Proper performance management focuses on:
- ASSESSMENT of the expected performance
This need not be an ann...

Performance Review Should Create Value to Both Sides
Fahrettin Otluoglu, CMC, Management Consultant, Turkey, Member
A STANDARD LEVEL OF BEHAVIORS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE SHOULD BE DEFINED for every single position which is reflecting the organization's culture and bus...

Objectives of the Appraiser in a Performance Appraisal
Afari, Consultant, Iran, Member
In this process, the important objectives for the appraiser should be guiding, coaching, mentoring the appraisee which requires patience, fairness, si...

How to Prepare a Performance Review
Jim Johnstone, Consultant, United States, Member
Many good thoughts above. Here are some things I have learned about how to prepare such an event:
- What were the object...

How to Conduct Appraisals with Confidence
David H. De Jesus, Director, Saudi Arabia, Member
Doing an appraisal on someone is associating him/her towards a process of how he is being "A VALUE" in an organization.
Too many would say: how f...

Preparing a Performance Appraisal with Employees
AKINWALE, Project Manager, South Africa, Member
The foundation of a fair performance appraisal is the OPENNESS from both parties (line manager and employee). This allows a robust conversation to tak...

How to Prepare for Employee Performance Appraisals
Conny Morokweng, Student (MBA), Botswana, Member
A performance appraisal should be seen as a performance review by both the manager and the employee. But before that there should have been some CHECK...

Questions to Prepare a Performance Appraisal
Sandy Musallam, Editor, United States, Member
Briolett gave 4 questions as a starting point to the appraisal of performance, to those I would add the following from the manager's perspective:

Checks Before Conducting an Performance Appraisal
janekariuki, HR Consultant, Kenya, Member
Without clearly UNDERSTOOD OBJECTIVES it's futile to carry out an appraisal. Many times managers and strategic practitioners think the employee unders...

Reflections on the Nature of a Performance Appraisal
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Basically a performance appraisal is a two-way system that aims to DEVELOP, MOTIVATE AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE of employees through:
- Assessment a...

Consider the Risks of Performance Management and Appraisals
Bernie Althofer, Teacher, Australia, Member
Going from a point of conducting workshops to now providing advice and guidance on the prevention, detection, reporting and resolution of workplace bu...

Performance Appraisal versus Employees Potential
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
The object of management is to bring out the potential of the employee to the fullest extent. In this context performance appraisals should also try t...

Appraisers Ability and Quality
Rahamathulla Mohamed Rawther, HR Consultant, United Arab Emirates, Member
Unfortunately most of the appraisers are not QUALIFIED to do a constructive analysis and give biased ratings. We should add another confidential surve...

Consider Performance Appraisal as an Opportunity and as a Tool
Brian Mitchell, Partner, United States, Member
Thanks to everyone for some outstanding input on this topic. My personal approach to appraisals echoes a good bit of what Ms. Briolett wrote. I have l...

How to Prepare for Performance Appraisal as Appraiser
Annette Rattigan-Leo, Saint Lucia, Member
It is always useful a couple months before the actual appraisal to encourage the appraisees to review the goals they have set to determine their progr...


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