An important part of the PDP&R process is the conversation between reviewer and reviewee. The annual review provides an opportunity to build on the regular conversations that you have with your team throughout the year. This page provides you with support and guidance on how to prepare for and conduct your review.
The development review process can be shown in the form of a Development Review Cycle which provides a guide for the conversations you should be having with your staff.
Listed below are some ideal conditions for effective conversations:
Having regular conversations with your staff, ensuring you are equipped with the relevant skills, being prepared for review and guiding your staff on how to prepare for your review, can help you to achieve these conditions.
Further specific factors for constructive appraisals include:
CIPD. 2017. Performance Appraisal | Factsheets | CIPD. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/people/performance/appraisals-factsheet.
The dedicated KSF - Home website includes two short videos (approx 5 minutes each), one for staff on what to expect and how to prepare for annual review meeting and one for reviewers on how to prepare for and conduct a review meeting.
Remember the review is one of the most important discussions you will have with your staff all year, so:
Instructor Led Course:
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Some useful guidance and resources:
You will find a variety of courses to help develop your skills within the Learning, Education and Training Catalogue
Please visit the Staff Bursary Scheme page for support on what to do if your staff are interested in submitting a bursary application for funding an external course.