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Appraisals

Author: Lynda Macdonald

Introduction

Appraisal is a two-headed process of looking backwards to analyse past job performance, and looking forward into the future with a view to improving future performance.

The overall objective of an effective appraisal scheme should be to help each employee to maximise his or her job performance for the joint benefit of the employee and the organisation.

This line manager briefing aims to help line managers to understand the processes involved in conducting effective appraisals.