Writing and Delivering Performance Appraisals - Workshop for Managers
A STRATEGIC, PRACTICAL APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
To what extent are managers adept at writing and delivering performance appraisals? According to the Mercer 2013 Global PerformanceManagement Survey, just 14% of managers are proficient at this task. This isn't surprising when you consider the lack of practice opportunities given the infrequency of this annual task. Compounding this problem is the lack of training provided to managers. Most training focuses on filling in the forms, guidance on applying the rating scale, and the organization's process. The missing elements are: specific guidance and tools on how to develop meaningful content and how to facilitate the actual 30 - 60 minute conversation.
This workshop is designed to prepare managers to write and deliver annual performance appraisals. Managers learn to develop concise written content and to effectively manage the formal conversation.
While we advocate for quick monthly performance coaching conversations, we also understand and support clients working within a traditional annual performance review model. Most performance management training focuses on using the organization's forms, process and rating structure. This workshop shows how to develop meaningful written content and manage the 30-60 minute formal performance evaluation conversation. Regardless of your organization’s process and particular review form, participants will create written content. We will work with you to directly link how our approach to developing content aligns with your organization's form; whether paper-based or on-line.
Managers attending this program learn a process to first think about the employee, and then the form. After formulating tailored information about the employee's performance, participants then think about their organization's performance evaluation framework to determine where to place the written content. Starting with the person versus the form guarantees more meaningful information versus "checking the boxes". The training, materials and tools allow participants to immediately apply the skills learned during the workshop.
Audience: Managers who are responsible for writing and delivering performance appraisals