Preparing for your annual staff appraisal: part 1
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Preparing for your annual staff appraisal: part 1

Bob Price Director of postgraduate awards in advancing healthcare practice, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Annual appraisals are an important part of workforce management and staff development. To improve the appraisal process, the professional interests of the practitioner and objectives of the organisation need to be aligned. Nurses should be well prepared for their annual appraisal so that they can gain the most from it, as well as contribute to the work of the team, department and employer. This article emphasises the need for the nurse and manager to have a strategy that allows for an honest appraisal of work done, examination of ongoing needs and plans for future work.

Nursing Standard. 27, 20, 49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 08 March 2012

Accepted: 29 June 2012