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Appraisals by Infinite Ideas

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5. Planning and preparation

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Planning for the formal appraisal
  • Communicating what’s involved to all
  • Scheduling
  • Getting the information together
  • Handling the paperwork
  • Making it personal
  • Preparing for the Interview

When and where?

‘I can’t believe the contrast. My old boss used to appraise me against benchmarks he made up during the formal interview. Because he never used the notes from the previous interview, we never covered the objectives we’d agreed. I began to doubt my sanity. In my new firm, the appraisals are almost totally predictable. My new departmental head covers all of the issues step by step and truly works with me. I’ve really developed professionally and I’m so much more confident.’

– Karen Butcher, ...

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