How to Conduct the Performance Appraisal Discussion

August 13, 2024
12:00 PM PDT | 03:00 PM EDT
60 Minutes
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Performance appraisal conversations play a crucial role in fostering employee growth, development, and overall success within an organization. However, these conversations can often be daunting and stressful for both managers and employees.

This webinar aims to equip you with the necessary skills and techniques to conduct effective performance appraisal conversations that promote a positive and constructive environment.

Step 1 - Acknowledge the Employee’s Role in the Company’s Work: Lesarn how to acknowledge and verbalize the valuable contributions made by employees in the company's overall mission and success. By recognizing their efforts and achievements, managers can create a sense of ownership and motivation within their teams, fostering a culture of engagement and commitment.

Step 2 - Help the Employee Be Seen and Not Judged: Building upon the foundation of acknowledgment, this step focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental space for performance appraisal conversations. Explore effective communication techniques that enable managers to actively listen, empathize, and understand the employee's perspective. By promoting a climate of trust and open dialogue, managers can encourage employees to share their challenges, aspirations, and ideas, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Step 3 - Offer Assistance and Advice: By offering guidance, resources, and development opportunities, managers can empower employees to enhance their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieve their full potential.

Step 4 - Bridge to the Future: High performing employees thrive on being able to improve and grow; in this step the focus is on helping the employee to continue to grow, learn, and contribute to the organization.

This webinar will provide you with the tools and confidence to conduct performance appraisal conversations that drive growth and development. By mastering these four essential steps, you’ll be able to foster a culture of continuous improvement, increase employee engagement, and enhance overall organizational performance.

Why should you Attend: For decades now employees have been afraid of performance appraisals and managers dread doing them. The problem is most performance appraisals look backwards - how was your performance and what can be improved? The backwards approach can damage employee performance by up to 27% according to A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Performance Management Strategies conducted by the Corporate Leadership Council.

In this session we’ll look at how to have a positive performance conversation that looks forward and encourages the employee to grow in their role.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Discuss ways to help employees to understand the importance of their role in the organization as a whole
  • Brainstorm various open-ended questions that encourage the employee to participate in the appraisal discussion
  • Learn how to listen for the "invitation" to provide advice and assistance
  • Set the stage for the "forward looking" conversation: setting goals and deadlines
  • Identify the essential steps in follow up and follow through

Who Will Benefit:
  • Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Regional Vice Presidents

Dr. Nanette Miner is a speaker, author, and learning strategist. She is the Founder of, and Managing Consultant for, The Training Doctor, a boutique consultancy that specializes in customized curriculum design; now celebrating its 32nd year.
As a scholar-practitioner, she has authored books on various aspects of business management, marketing, and employee development, and has been published in, or quoted by Huffington Post, Fast Company, the BBC, and numerous industry and trade journals.
Dr. Miner has a doctorate in Adult Learning Theory and a passion for workplace learning - where time is of the essence and performance is non-negotiable.

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