Preparing for a performance review

Professional Development


Performance reviews are an important part of the performance management cycle but they are often overlooked or completed in a rush. This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the process and why prioritising time investment is important for a successful and productive process for all involved.

Online Classroom

online classroom

This course will be delivered through Online Classroom Live.

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Suitable For

This course is designed for all staff and new HR professionals to provide a general overview and awareness of the topic.

2 CPD hours
2 hours

Learning Outcomes

Having attended this course, delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of performance management and how reviews fit in
  • Be able to effectively prepare for a review in order to make it a valuable and positive experience
  • Understand what to expect before, during and after a performance review

Course Content

  • What is performance management?
  • Why appraisals fail
  • Goal setting and measuring
  • The appraisal interview
    • Preparation
    • Structure
    • Communication
    • Giving and receiving feedback
    • SMART objectives
    • Agreeing realistic goals and action plans
  • Follow–up