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A Small Business Guide to Performance Appraisals
Benefits of Appraisals
Self-assessment Questionnaire
Manager's Preparation
The Appraisal Meeting
Setting Key Objectives
Following Up
Who Appraises Who, When?

A Small Business Guide to Performance Appraisals

How do I set key objectives following a performance appraisal meeting?

Performance appraisal is centred on setting and striving to achieve goals for improvement. Whilst we cannot be prescriptive in this article, remember that the objectives you set should be ‘SMART’ – specific, measurable, agreed, realistic and time-limited.

Additionally, think about whether particular areas of performance are already covered – or should be – by everyday workplace policies (such as responding to support emails within 24 hours).

Finally, remember to always seek an employee’s input when setting objectives with them; otherwise the danger is the goals will be unrealistic, too easy, or overly burdensome.



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