Give Effective Performance Appraisals in English
How to give effective performance appraisals to English-speaking employees
Performance appraisals are an important part of staff development. They enable you to identify an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, put together an appropriate plan of action to improve performance moving forward and provide the staff member the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns.
It’s crucial that this process is supported by the ability to exchange ideas freely and frankly. The last thing you need is for language problems to put a barrier between you both.
It’s not enough to have good conversational English. You need excellent written and listening skills as well, so you can document the meeting and provide your staff with the reassurance of knowing that you understand everything they’re trying to tell you.
That’s why our ESL course has been put together with these specific challenges in mind. We give you the confidence to know that you have the fluency you need to focus completely on your staff’s performance, so you can both get the most out of this crucial way of improving performance.
- Useful questions and phrases that will help you determine staff members’ current position and recent performance
- How to put together a personalized plan for individual staff members to make the most of their strengths and support any weaknesses
- How to design staff targets that are achievable and easy to monitor so you can track improvement moving forward
- Frequently asked questions, and common words and phrases, so you can be fully prepared for all possibilities
- How to express yourself with tact and diplomacy with more challenging individuals
- How to improve your written, spoken and listening skills so you can have confidence in your English fluency
- Industry specific terms and vocabulary so you can understand your staff’s roles and functions
Leadership ESL gives you the tools to give effective performance appraisals that support the development of your English speaking employees.
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