How to Approach an Appraisal

There are 6 main steps to approaching an appraisal situation, these are outlined below in bold, the extra text are some notes to help understand what to do and what not to do. Starting the Appraisal Good News First Vs. Bad News First Handling the Bad News – Criticising Make sure to note what they did well, adding confidence, but including the criticism Set objectives and ways the person can improve, so that they have something good to take from it Make the person think about themselves and work out the problem. If they understand what is wrong with themselves, they will be able to change it easier. Getting Information – Asking the Right Questions Don’t go back over points, as the employee will think the review is going in circles. Ask questions until the correct answer is given. Don’t use questions that lead to an answer Ask open questions Don’t show emotions Probe and check the employee to make sure the correct information is being given Listening to the Answer Summarising Let the employee do the summary, to make sure that they have taken in the review and they feel OK with what has been said. More on This Subject To delve in deeper to this topic we recommend the following articles from MyHRMBook.com; How to Conduct an Appraisal Interview How to Plan an Approach to an Appraisal Interview How to Set SMART Goals to Improve Performance Management We also suggest you read these articles from around the web; Six steps for performance appraisal success Performance Management Process Checklist Key Learning Points To keep it in you head whilst...

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Definition: HRM is part of an organisation, known as a function, that is implemented to manage employees and make sure they are working to maximum efficiency and effectiveness, whilst also staying within internal and external policies and rules. The HR department in a large company often dictates what kind of culture emerges within an organisation. Another part of an Organisation is the Human Resource Management department (HRM). HRM covers a lot of ground, and on this website we will go into detail about a great deal of this. Many people think that Human Resource Management should be an after-matter, thinking that a good product and business plan is first and most important. However, without having a good set-up within the business, a good team behind you, then you aren’t likely to go far. As mentioned in the definition, the HR department often dictates what kind of culture is implemented or emerges within an organisation, therefore to achieve any corporate objectives, the HR department needs to be in line with what the people at the top of the company want. Within My HRM Book, you will find information on how HR affects a business and what can be done to change the culture, employee motivation and the effectiveness of the business as a whole. As well as this we will look at the wider context of Human Resource Management, how the department and subject fits in within the environment of an organisation and how this environment affects all of the areas of HR, which are shown below the image. More on This Subject To delve in deeper to...