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/ns2013.01.27.20.49.c9503Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 08 March 2012
Accepted: 29 June 2012