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Appraisals by Infinite Ideas

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6. The appraisal interview and beyond

What’s in this chapter for you

  • What’s the interview meant to achieve?
  • Setting the right atmosphere
  • Managing the interview
  • Controlling the interview
  • Agreeing outcomes and summaries
  • Applying communication skills
  • Where do appraisal interviews go wrong?
  • The follow-up

‘I’d been assessing the individuals in the team on an on-going and continuous basis. I’d checked out the paperwork and covered all the preliminaries such as location and timing. I’d done all of the groundwork – then on the big day I completely blew it!’

– Chris Douglas, marketing director

What’s the interview meant to achieve?

The success or otherwise of the whole appraisal process will be dependent upon the interview. Regardless of all of the ...

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