Making Appraisal Work

Developing Effective Performance Management Practices
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53min of on-demand video
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Appreciate the importance of appraisal for both employers and employees
Understand the basis of good practice in appraisal / performance management
Learn about how to make appraisal effective and worthwhile
Be more confident in participating in appraisal activities


  • All that you need is a desire to learn more about effective appraisals


Appraisal (or performance management as it is often called), when done properly, can bring optimal results for both employer and employee. However, without a full understanding of what it is all about, the process can become a fairly unproductive bureaucratic waste of time, effort and energy.

Employing organizations generally invest heavily in human resources in terms of salaries and other costs. It is therefore understandable that they will want to ensure the best possible return on that investment. This is where appraisal comes into the picture. It is intended to identify employees’ strengths that can be built on and areas for development that can be built up.

This course provides the understanding needed to make appraisal work and helps to establish a strong basis for good practice. It offers a clear and helpful basis of understanding to enable you to appreciate the way effective appraisal works, so that you can be well-equipped to make sure that the process is productive in ways that enable everyone to benefit – the employee from being helped to grow, develop and improve (and thereby enhance their career prospects) and the organization and its various stakeholders from improved standards of practice. There is therefore much to be gained from looking very carefully at how appraisal works.

Who this course is for:

  • The course is mainly geared towards people who are called upon to manage appraisal and performance management systems, but will also be of value to people who are subject to appraisal processes


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Dr Neil Thompson
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Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops. 

He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia. 

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator. 

He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.

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