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Appraisal Skills Workshop – 14th May 2015

Course Description: Formal feedback can be difficult to deliver and unnerving to receive.

This informal workshop will help managers and team leaders devise and implement an appraisal process that staff will welcome rather than dread. It focusses on understanding what levels of performance your organization wants and how to develop your staff to achieve them

The session is highly interactive and will encourage delegates to take a positive attitude to undertaking appraisals, and to be able to give feedback with more confidence .

Who should attend? Business owners, managers of teams or any manager responsible for the day-to-day running of a team.  Just £45.00 + VAT

What will it cover?
Why feedback is important
The performance cycle
How to start the appraisal process
Getting staff engaged in their own development
Setting achievable objectives
Planning and preparation for the meeting
How to conduct an appraisal meeting
Recording the outcome
Personal development plans

For information and to book contact Christine or Rose on 01442 531002 or email

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Enter Dacorum’s Den For the chance of a £1,000 business grant!



Potential businesses, those employing less than 50 staff and people thinking of starting a business are invited to apply for this year’s Dacorum’s Den and the chance to be awarded a grant of up to £1,000.

The grant can be used for anything that will help with growth within the business.

It’s not too late to apply!
The deadline for applications is Friday 8th May 2015.
Application forms and terms and conditions can be downloaded from
or contact Lesley Crisp on 01442 531003 or email


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