Appraisals and Performance Management

Appraisals can be one of those things that you feel you should be doing, but don’t quite know how or why.

Appraisals can help you to retain and motivate the team. They can also help you to plan effectively for the future.  Parallel HR will help you set up an easy-to-use appraisal system.

Appraisals and Performance Management

Why are appraisals necessary?

We live in a time where your employees are being regularly approached with great job opportunities via social media.  Gone are the days when someone had to make an active decision to leave a role.  To retain and motivate your team, you need to understand what makes them tick and what they want to achieve.  Appraisals are a good way to do that.

Appraisals allow you to give constructive feedback and discuss what the future looks like so you can plan how to get there.  If your employees cannot see the right opportunities with you, they may be tempted elsewhere.

Your team may want to take on new challenges, have great ideas on how to save the company money or even how to get more business. How will you know if you never make time to ask them properly?

Appraisals also give you the opportunity to tackle any niggling issues before they become major problems. It may be something as annoying as always arriving 10 minutes late or as significant as the overly-casual way they talk to your customers. You may not need to take disciplinary action, but you certainly shouldn’t ignore it.

If you think you don’t have the time to do appraisals, think of the time it could save you on a new hire.

How we can help

We can support you in setting up an effective appraisal scheme.  We’ll give you easy-to-follow appraisal forms that help the meetings flow smoothly while covering all the important areas.

We’ll talk through any specific areas of concern you may have and give you suggestions on how to deal with tricky meetings. When the meeting is over, we will help you source good quality training and to actively address any issues you identify.


Appraisals are a great tool to help you get more from your staff. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.