Appraisals and Managing Performance

Your trainer will be teaching you effective techniques and processes to manage your employee performance.

Key Details

Duration: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Park City Consulting, Colchester

£295.00 Ex. VAT

Course Start Date: 17/09/2024

Course Overview

The Managing Performance and Appraisals course at Park City is designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage employee performance and conduct fair and constructive performance appraisals.  

The course focuses on providing managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with the tools they need to enhance employee performance, set clear expectations, and address performance-related challenges. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and real-life case studies, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of managing performance and conducting performance appraisals.

Study Topics

What is Managing Performance 

  • Introduction to performance management. 
  • The role of performance management in organizational success. 
  • Benefits of effective performance management for individuals and teams. 
  • The challenges and common misconceptions of performance management. 

Probationary Periods and Reviews 

  • Understanding probationary periods and their purpose. 
  • Setting clear expectations and performance goals during the probationary period. 
  • Conducting regular feedback and coaching sessions. 
  • Handling probationary reviews, feedback, and decisions. 


  • Defining performance appraisals and their significance. 
  • Types of performance appraisals: self-assessment, peer assessment, and 360-degree feedback. 
  • Designing an effective performance appraisal process. 
  • Addressing biases and ensuring fairness in appraisals. 

Appraisal Skills 

  • Providing constructive and specific feedback. 
  • Active listening and effective communication during appraisals. 
  • Setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) performance goals. 
  • Recognising and rewarding high performance. 

Managing Poor Performance 

  • Identifying signs of poor performance. 
  • Investigating and understanding the root causes of poor performance. 
  • Addressing poor performance through coaching, mentoring, and training. 
  • Managing performance improvement plans (PIPs) and corrective action. 

Is This Course For Me?

This course is ideal for managers, team leaders, supervisors, HR professionals, and anyone involved in evaluating and managing employee performance within an organisation. It is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their performance management skills and create a positive and productive work environment. 

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage performance, conduct fair appraisals, and handle performance-related challenges, thereby contributing to a more motivated and high-performing workforce.

What are the benefits?

  • Enhanced performance management skills 
  • Improved employee performance and productivity 
  • Fair and objective performance appraisals 
  • Strengthened leadership and communication skills 
  • Employee development and growth opportunities 
  • Increased employee engagement and commitment 
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities 
  • Networking with peers and sharing best practices. 

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