by Kate Russell


Do you carry out appraisal reviews with your staff because ‘HR told you to’?

If that’s the reason, then the chances are you find it an uncomfortable, pointless paper exercise, a ritual that you have to go through once or twice a year. You’re not alone. Large numbers of managers report that performance appraisal is the management job they dislike the most.

If such the case, it’s extremely likely that your appraisees aren’t getting anything out of it either and everybody is just wasting their time.

It doesn’t have to be like that. Properly done, performance appraisals can be extremely valuable. This topic gives some hints and tips to help you get the best from your performance appraisals.


Your organisation may have its own policies that relate to this topic. You should always check these policies before taking any action that could carry personal or organisational liabilities, and seek qualified advice if there is an apparent conflict between your organisation’s policies and the content of this topic.

This is the UK version of Alchemy Performance Assistant and the references to laws and statutes relate to the United Kingdom.


Note: Throughout this topic ‘he’ and ‘him’ is intended to include both male and female employees and workers.

Copyright © Kate Russell