We have things that we want to say but this doesn't feel like the right time to mention it. You may not be happy with their performance but you don’t want to sit there arguing about it. There are so many things that have built up since your last appraisal you would probably need a few hours to get it all off your chest.
What do we get told by HR?... “If you don’t do it we will lose our accreditation!”… “Our staff will never be happy or engaged if you don’t sit down with them.”
Somehow all this doesn't feel right. You've done the appraisals year after year and nothing changes. Employees don’t get any happier. Morale doesn't improve. It doesn't improve performance like it’s supposed to.
The traditional approach to Appraisal Systems doesn't work!