Appraising Performance

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Appraising Performance


Appraising Performance provides an overview of the basics of conducting performance appraisals. It provides guidelines and best practices for evaluating and improving the work performance of employees, thereby increasing quality and productivity.



1 Day

Course Content

Lesson 1: Establishing Performance Expectations

Topic 1A: Appraise Performance

Topic 1B: Manage Performance

Topic 1C: Establish Performance Expectations


Lesson 2: Writing a Performance Appraisal

Topic 2A: Avoid Common Performance Rating Errors

Topic 2B: Gather Appraisal Information

Topic 2C: Rate Performance

Topic 2D: Ensure Legal Compliance


Lesson 3: Preparing for the Appraisal Discussion

Topic 3A: Prepare the Individual

Topic 3B: Arrange the Logistics

Topic 3C: Prepare Yourself


Lesson 4: Conducting the Performance Appraisal Discussion

Topic 4A: Discuss Your Ratings and Comments

Topic 4B: Resolve Performance Problems

Topic 4C: Cope with Discussion Difficulties

Topic 4D: Plan for the Future


Lesson 5: Following Up

Topic 5A: Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Appraisal Discussion

Topic 5B: Communicate Frequently

Topic 5C: Provide Ongoing Feedback and Coaching


Appendix A: Works Cited

References and Works Cited


Course Objectives

  • Establish performance expectations so that desired work results are achieved in accordance with the organization’s values and quality standards.
  • Write a performance appraisal so that it reflects an objective evaluation of the individual’s work performance.
  • Prepare for a performance appraisal discussion so that there are no barriers for an effective discussion.
  • Conduct a performance appraisal so that mutual understanding and cooperation is achieved and a realistic development plan to improve future performance is prepared.
  • Follow up on a performance appraisal so that future performance meets expectations.




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