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The Writing Center – Writing Effective Performance Appraisals

$169.00

This five-module self-paced, online eCourse is delivered on an interactive Flash-based course platform available for access any time, from anywhere. The program content is supported by a printable workbook, 13 supplemental handouts, and a 139-word interactive glossary.

Upon registration, you receive access to all five modules:

Module 1 – The Performance Appraisal Process
Module 2 – Performance Planning
Module 3 – Performance Review
Module 4 – Performance Appraisal
Module 5 – The Development Plan

The Writing Center, Inc., specializes in customized corporate business and technical writing programs that increase the clarity, impact, and overall professionalism of participants’ on-the-job documents. Carol S. Klein, M.A., and Sandra S. Nutting, M.A., The Writing Center’s founders, have more than 30 years’ combined experience in teaching effective business and technical writing.

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Program Overview

Effective Performance Appraisals provide a systematic way to document and evaluate employees’ performance, recognize accomplishments, identify developmental areas, and appraise their potential for more responsibility. Writing Effective Performance Appraisals guides managers through hands-on practice with practical techniques to write SMART performance objectives and Development Plans, document appreciative and constructive feedback, and use objective Performance Appraisal wording to substantiate ratings.

This self-paced, online eCourse is delivered on an interactive Flash-based course platform available for access any time, from anywhere. The program content is supported by a printable workbook, 13 supplemental handouts (including a Performance Appraisal Checklist), a 139-word glossary, and a 10-question multiple-choice Course Assessment.
Hands-on practice is provided by 28 exercises as you learn how to:

• Use Performance Appraisals to enhance employees’ performance and meet your organization’s goals.
• Manage a remote team’s performance.
• Involve employees in the Performance Appraisal Process.
• Write SMART, durable performance objectives, define behaviors that support your organization’s Values, and create Performance Agreements.
• Document both appreciative and constructive feedback.
• Use objective, individualized appraisal wording that matches ratings, motivates employees, and meets the needs of the employee, management team, and Human Resources.
• Avoid ‘haloes,’ ‘horns,’ and other rating pitfalls.
• Write effective Development Plans.