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HR Debate | Appraisals: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

8th January 2016 HR and H&S

Now we are in 2016, organisations are planning for the year ahead. To ensure that an organisation’s strategic goals and objectives are achieved, it is now time to start preparing for the annual appraisal process with all employees. Research has shown organisations will thrive, develop, achieve their strategic objectives and overall succeed as a business, if they have a good performance appraisal process in place.

In our experience, preparing for appraisals, conducting and setting the scene for the meeting, how a line manager communicates to the employee throughout the process and manages the appraisal process are all key factors to its overall success.

The cost of getting the process wrong, or skipping the appraisal process altogether could have a detrimental impact on an organisation’s success. A growing number of employers are shunning the formal annual appraisal in favour of regular dialogue with employees. Last year Accenture who employs 330,000 employees announced that they will be ditching the annual appraisal in favour of regular 1-2-1 with their staff, and this is a trend that is becoming ever more popular.

Whatever approach is taken by an employer, the value should not be about the process but the actual discussions that take place, that there is constant transparency and ensuring the appraisal document is continuously kept live.

Our team of HR Experts are holding a FREE Breakfast Briefing at SVC HQ on Friday the 29th January 2016, 8.00am – 9.00am. Book your space today and join us. You could be missing a trick! 

We will cover the benefits, with hints and tips and hands on experience on how to get the most out of the appraisal process. We will also look at how other leading organisations are now approaching the appraisal.

Please RSVP to our Appraisal breakfast briefing via email lparkes@svcgroup.co.uk before Tuesday 26th January 2016.