What is a Trainer Performance Appraisal?

Performance Appraisal - Trainer
A performance appraisal is a systematic and periodic process that assesses a trainer's job performance and productivity in relation to certain pre-established criteria and organizational objectives. Performance appraisals benefit employees by providing them with recognition, feedback, career guidance and development.

During a performance appraisal which usually takes the form of a one-on-one meeting with the trainer and supervisor at regular intervals (at least annually) the following may be discussed and documented:
• feedback in relation to the trainer’s performance
• Recognition of the trainer's contribution to the achievement of the organisation's objectives.
• Addressing areas of underperformance and establishing a development program to help the trainer improve their performance.
• Employee goals will usually focus on an aspect of their performance they want to work on or be better at. Goals may also reflect the employee’s ambitions for their career.
• Setting up of follow-up meetings to ensure the development program is achieving the desired outcomes.
• After 6 or 12 months, managers may schedule a formal review to look back, assess and document what has been achieved against specific performance requirements and goals.

How Should Employees Prepare for Performance Reviews?
Regardless of whether a performance review is formal or casual, trainers should be encouraged to prepare for it. This would possibly include a Trainer Self-Evaluation. Many appraisal systems include an opportunity for trainers to provide a self-assessment of their own performance. This can promote an honest performance-feedback discussion and help ensure that a trainer's contributions are recognised.
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