We are aware that, given current service pressures, creating time to undertake appraisal conversations with all staff is a challenge. The Trust is keen to ensure that all the support possible is provided to enable you and your teams to have meaningful, valuable and helpful conversations about how we move forward as an organisation as part of reset and recovery during this appraisal season. While the appraisal conversation structure provided on the Training Interface is recommended, an appraisal conversation should include as a minimum:
The Organisational Learning team is on hand to provide any advice or guidance required to undertake these reflective conversations and record their completion on the Training Interface. If you are having difficulty accessing the system or completing the online record, then please contact the team and we will discuss a number of options to ensure that the appraisal is recorded. If these conversations are held and a written record is kept locally for future referral then this will be accepted as an appraisal conversation. This can be reported to Organisational Learning by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please cascade the above messages and contact details to your teams.
An important update on appraisal season 2021