Appraisal Form Template

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Performance appraisals allow managers to assess how well employees are doing at their jobs. They should be performed regularly, and many workers expect to have them once yearly.

Appraisal are great for not only highlighting areas of weakness that could be improved, but for establishing goals and objectives for members of staff. From a management perspective, appraisals can help make staff better at their jobs, increase productivity and improve morale. Appraisals aid business planning, too, because they let management know of skill deficits and also employee/job role mismatches. By employee/job role mismatches, we mean situations where employee A is unhappy compiling statistics but likes speaking to customers on the phone, while employee B feels the opposite. When management know these details via the appraisal process, it can take steps to transfer responsibilitie to those who enjoy them more (where possible and appropriate).

From an employee perspective appraisals are good for identifying training that might be required to do the job more easily or effectively. If a member of staff is struggling with a particular task, the reasons why can be established and a solution sought. Without an appraisal, the employee would have to battle on alone with no help. As mentioned above, job responsibilities can evolve too.

Receiving an objective assesment of job performance is usually quite helpful for most employees. It’s not always easy for a worker to gauge their own performance level.

Additionally, long term progress made since a particular employee joined the company can also be charted by reviewing historical appraisal forms.

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