Employing & managing staff

Staff Appraisal Templates and Forms

An appraisal gives you the opportunity to evaluate an employee's performance, and to raise any concerns or issues.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Annual appraisals create an anxious environment’

Stuart Hearn is CEO of Clear Review, a performance management platform. He talks about changing employee appraisals and how archaic models drove him to build his business.

Employing & managing staff

How to conduct staff appraisals and keep everyone motivated

We explore what the key factors are in conducting staff appraisals.

Employing & managing staff

Why ignoring employee weaknesses is bad for your business

A new book argues that ignoring employee weaknesses and focusing on strengths will result in a happier, more productive workforce. Here's why I don't think that's the case.

Employing & managing staff

Why it’s time SMEs ditched the annual appraisal

For the first time in history we have five different generations in the workplace.

Employing & managing staff

How to get the best out of appraisals

Alan Price discusses how best to go about managing appraisals for your staff.

Employing & managing staff

Why a small business should conduct an annual appraisal

Lee Biggins discusses how annual appraisals can help to define clear objectives that keep staff motivated throughout the year.

Employing & managing staff

What is the best method of performance appraisal?

How do I get my employees to benefit from appraisals, to better themselves and improve productivity?

Employing & managing staff

The importance of appraisals

Ally Maughan, founder of HR specialist People Puzzles, explains why you should make time to review staff performance and receive employee feedback.

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...