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What is wrong with appraisals?

The end of January heralds the first talk of the annual performance reviews or appraisals.  HR having recovered from Christmas and New Year is busy reading up on the latest Employment Law updates when the managers coming knocking on their door for help and advice.  Many managers despair at the thought of stopping work (as they see it) to have to run the annual appraisal.  There are the usual mutte...
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Checking out the training needs of your organisation

If you carry out appraisals or performance reviews with your staff, you will often find you need to perform training needs analysis (TNA) to enable an individual to do their job more efficiently or to deliver their objectives.  However, regular checks throughout the year mean the organisation is far more ready to take on challenges as they arise. Once the learning needs are collated, you may find ...
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Why delegation doesn’t work every time

 I was recently invited by a Hospital Trust to lay on a delegation skills training programme for six young managers.    As is often the problem the course was selected and promoted on the intranet for all or any to choose.  There was no identification of learning needs and no recommendation by senior staff.  All the volunteers for the course  simply thought it sounded like it might improve t...
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