Now is the time when many businesses are either conducting annual employee appraisals, or preparing to do so in the new year. In this toolkit, you will find all of our documents relating to performance appraisals, to assist you in making this process run smoothly and have maximum benefit for all involved. 

In particular, our new 'The Appraisal Scheme – Manager’s Pack' is designed to help those conducting appraisals in how to carry them out, providing detailed guidance on the forms to be completed and the appraisal interview itself. 

What are performance appraisals?  

Appraisals are a traditional formal process used to review an employee’s performance over a set period of time.

The employee’s performance will, usually, be measured against a number of objectives that are discussed and agreed in advance of the period.

How to guide

Training session and support materials

Managers guide

Policy design tip



Preparing for the appraisal

Holding the appraisal

After the appraisal