A timely look at staff appraisal

Extract from the second issue of Mastering Management in Healthcare: a practical resource

In this issue:

Introduction

This article is all about developing you and your staff. The advice is kept as  practical as possible and include things that you can apply immediately. The intention is to try and provoke you to think differently about how you manage and encourage you to innovate and experiment.

Staff Appraisal – chore or golden opportunity?

A common challenge facing clinicians entering management roles is how to conduct appraisals for the staff now reporting to them. Quite apart from practical issues such as finding the time and an appropriate environment, the employer may also have a particular format to follow, and the whole process can end up looking like one big distraction from the main objective – providing care.

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