|A Small Business Guide to Performance Appraisals|
|Benefits of Appraisals|
|The Appraisal Meeting|
|Setting Key Objectives|
|Who Appraises Who, When?|
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.