Total Success Training provides a range of Youtube Training Video’s, with subjects including:

  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Time Management
  • Appraisal Skills
  • Disciplinary Procedures and Correcting Poor Performance

Appraisal Skills Training Video – How to perform a performance appraisal from Total Success Training

Formal appraisals are just one part of an organisation’s system of ongoing management support that involve such tasks as delegating, goal setting, training, coaching and motivating.

This is a small exert of a Total Success ( one-day appraisal course. Here you will see our lead trainer Warren Wint teaching delegates how to raise the motivation of employees and improve performance through setting objectives; giving effective feedback and praise.

Our performance management and conflict management training videos also provide tips and techniques for managing conflict in appraisals as well as showing delegates how to write effective performance reviews quickly, easily and effectively.  Delegates who have taken our appraisal courses have gone on to see a dramatic increase in staff performance through applying the strategies they have learnt in the art of ‘appraising employees successfully’.

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There are a number of stages to consider regarding the structure of the appraisal, the appraisal itself, and the follow up. Below are 4 of the main factors that make a performance appraisal effective:

1. Decide why the appraisal is to be carried out and what data to collect, e.g. performance criteria, supervisor ratings, and consider how the data can be collected.

2. Talk to the appraisee to discuss the forthcoming appraisal and its purposes. Let the appraisee make suggestions as to content. Any changes to the purposes of the appraisal can then be made.

3. The data to back up the performance review is collected. Ensure it is relevant, objective and unbiased as possible. When the data has been collected, it is summarised and made available to both you and the appraisee The information should be understandable to both parties. Any complex analyses should be fully explained.

4. Design the interview carefully, planning it so that all relevant points can be discussed. These can arise from assessing the appraisee’s previous objectives and success at attaining them, from the report, from discussion points the appraisee wishes to raise, and from negotiation, where the two parties agree on the appraisee’s future objectives.

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Appraisal Skills – 1 day training course – CPD Accredited and Certified

Course Dates

  • September 20, 2013
  • October 22, 2013
  • November 21, 2013
  • December 6, 2013

Who will benefit from the course?

Our appraisal training seminars enable delegates to understand the processes which will make them more effective and increase their confidence and sense of achievement. Anyone who needs to master the principles and practices of an effective performance review; including senior/junior managers, supervisors, training/hr managers, directors, administrative and technical staff.

All delegates will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate upon completion

What will delegates learn?

  • how to structure the interview
  • how to build rapport and relax the appraisee
  • how to avoid appraisal pitfalls
  • how to praise and criticise constructively
  • how to pre-empt and handle difficult situations
  • how to complete the appraisal form clearly and objectively
  • how to ensure great performance is maintained after the appraisal

Appraisals Course Agenda

Morning – 9.30-1.00

  • Understanding the appraisal process
  • Planning the appraisal
  • The pre appraisal meeting
  • The interview structure
  • Interviewing and questioning skills
  • Reviewing past performance
  • How to praise performance and constructively criticise

Afternoon – 2.00-5.30

  • Discussing poor performance fairly
  • Setting clear and realistic objectives
  • Essential follow up
  • Dealing with difficult employees
  • Role-play of typical appraisal scenarios

Our training is carried out in a risk free environment which encourages delegates to practice the skills needed for successful appraisals. We use a number of training methods including role-play, video, audio, workshops and group exercises to enhance the learning process.