|Benefits of Appraisals|
|The Appraisal Meeting|
|Setting Key Objectives|
|Who Appraises Who, When?|
The whole appraisal cycle is built around setting, reviewing and then re-setting key objectives.
5.1 Each objective should be SMART - specific, measurable, agreed, realistic and time-limited.
5.2 Many elements of the job may already be covered by set standards.
5.3 Involve the employee in setting objectives.
Otherwise there is a danger the objectives will be unattainable, or simply ignored.