Appraisals and Performance Reviews – The Blog

Keys to an ideal performance review

  What’s important about how you carry out a performance review or appraisal?   The first time I did one, I had had no training, no preparation and hadn’t even had a review of my own. So I had no … Continue reading


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Standards of behaviour

    How do you set standards of behaviour? Many organizations quote their values and say how important they are, but how many times have you heard companies swear that people are their greatest asset before making many of them … Continue reading


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Where did your good people come from?

    Many years ago, when I was working as a production manager, I became intrigued by a specific recruitment problem. Why was it that we had recruited so many people who were quite clearly not very suitable for the … Continue reading


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What are appraisals and PDRs really for?

  Do you remember the first performance review or appraisal you carried out?     My first appraisal   When I think back to the first appraisals I carried out, I cringe with horror. I had no idea of what … Continue reading


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How do you write your own CV or résumé?

  If you have ever recruited anyone, you have probably seen some awful CVs (Curriculum Vitae) and résumés in your time. And it’s really easy to criticise other people’s CVs and résumés.     But when you come to do … Continue reading


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What differentiates quantitative and qualitative objectives?

  Here is a question from a Grapevine reader.   I have a question that I feel sure you can help me with and which has troubled me on and off for years. Sometimes I feel that I have squared … Continue reading


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Where do objectives come from?

So often I get emails from people like this one: “I have to get my objectives written by tomorrow morning. I work as a __________. What should I put?” In my view, any manager who puts one of their people … Continue reading


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Measuring Poor Performance

Do you have these performance ratings in your appraisal system? Meets expectations Exceeds expectation Did not meet expectations I hope not, because they are worse than useless.   The purpose of the performance rating Often it is linked to pay … Continue reading


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