Leadership and management

Performance appraisal

Develop appraisal skills and methods of individual performance management for an efficient team.

3 hours

Course Location & Date
Performance appraisal


£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat


Develop appraisal skills and methods of individual performance management for an efficient team.

3 x 60 minutes flexible telephone coaching sessions and self-guided study. 

Organisations need to get the most value from their resources so it’s up to line managers to ensure that they are delivering maximum value from the people in their teams and departments. Effective managers are able to set expectations of their teams and individuals they manage in order to continuously monitor performance. When done correctly, performance management is a motivating and rewarding process resulting in a sense of shared purpose towards agreed objectives.

This programme is designed for new line managers seeking to understand the performance management and appraisal process and for existing managers and human resources professionals as a refresher and skills builder. Within the programme you will be introduced to best practice performance management tools, techniques and templates for use within your organisation.

Who should attend?

Managers, team leaders and human resource professionals.

How will I benefit?

    After the course you will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose and benefits of appraisals and performance reviews. 
  • Avoid the common pitfalls when handling performance reviews. 
  • Plan and prepare for effective performance management. 
  • Demonstrate and practise the key skills for an interactive discussion including listening, questioning and providing feedback. 
  • Tackle performance issues effectively and confidently. 
  • Learn how to set objectives in order to develop those who are both high and low performers.
Contributes 3 CPD hours

Enjoyable and valuable course. Many of the concepts are familiar but I had no real understanding! Now I do!

Chris Wilson Ericsson TV

Key topics

  • Performance management in context.
  • Preparing for performance management.
  • Objective setting.
  • Monitoring and assessing performance.
  • Feedback skills.
  • The appraisal process.
  • Handling performance issues.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and D

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’

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Tell us your team's CPD needs and we'll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your engineering sector.
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At a glance

  • Duration:
    3 hours
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
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Average customer rating:

4.75 out of 5

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