What is an Appraisal?
Appraisal is a means of assessing your performance and developing your potential. It is also a means to make plans to correct any shortcomings and to identify and initiate training. They provide a way of evaluating your performance against previously agreed objectives and are not about someone’s opinions of you. An appraisal is meant to be an opportunity to reflect on your work and learning needs in order to improve your performance. This can be done through discussing your development and feedback on your job performance in a way that is constructive and motivational.
You must be appraised at least once per year for the purposes of your revalidation. The appraisal is a two-way process, allowing for joint solving of problems. The process should be balanced, with the appraiser being supportive and providing constructive feedback.
Why do I need an appraisal?
- The purpose of being appraised is to increase your performance and efficiency.
- They are intended to increase motivation, ensure you are kept updated with the latest developments and discuss skills you will need to develop in order to address change positively.
- They are essential for effective team-working and developing good practice.
- It is mandatory for your revalidation.
The Appraisal solution
Nursing matters provides a unique electronic solution to meet all your appraisal needs:
- Electronic scheduling
- Easy to use inputs
- Unique mapping to the revised Code
- Management and communication of next appraisal portfolio and due date
- Electronic storage of all notes for reference and use