Ruth Mitchell

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42% of employees have no formal appraisal

42% of UK employees have not had a formal appraisal in the last 12 months, according to a poll by Select Appointments. 34% of employees have a formal appraisal once a year, with a further 26 % being appraised every six months or less.

Carolyn Walker, Head of Personnel at Select, said: “We were astounded at the large proportion of the UK workforce who are not being regularly appraised. An effective appraisal process allows employers to nurture talent and find out what people and training issues may need to be addressed. “An appraisal also gives an employee the opportunity to find out what they are doing well and what they need to improve on. Following the appraisal the employee often shows renewed motivation as they have a clearer idea on how to do their job better, which is of benefit to both them and their line manager.”

Tips for successful appraisals: the employee should have an understanding of what to expect during the appraisal process, so that they do not feel apprehensive or threatened by the experience; the appraisal should be conducted in a private area, away from distractions with proper, quality time set aside for this important task; both parties should prepare in advance what they want to say and achieve from the meeting; honesty is important - any criticism should be objective and backed with factual examples; and the appraisal should have a positive outcome with a plan for future action and development.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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