Conduct employee appraisals

Effective communication for strong collaboration

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Motivated and satisfied employees who identify with the company and are committed to the common goals in the long term - this is the most important basis for competitiveness and future viability in any industry. But on the way there, employee appraisals are one of the most important management tools. In this coaching session, you will learn how to conduct these discussions effectively and how to remain confident when dealing with different discussion situations.

Pain points: These are the hurdles when conducting performance reviews
Performance reviews are often not as productive and effective because managers do not take the time to prepare. As a result, the meeting lacks structure and important points are not addressed at all. In addition, it can quickly happen that employees don't feel that they are being taken seriously if a conversation takes place on the fly.

An appraisal interview should have clear objectives and expectations. If these are not clearly defined, the discussion can lose its direction and leave both sides unclear. It is also a common mistake for managers to treat an appraisal interview as a one-way street in which only the manager speaks and employees listen.

However, it is important to actively involve the employee in the interview situation and give them the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback and express their own concerns honestly and without fear. During the performance review, managers should show empathy and actively listen to the employee. A common mistake is not taking the other person seriously, playing down their concerns or not understanding their point of view. This usually results in a breakdown in trust and frustration.

Why is it worth expanding employee appraisal skills?

Employee appraisals offer a great opportunity for a direct exchange between managers and employees. Through open and constructive discussions, an appreciative exchange can take place about expectations, goals, achievements and desired performance. Through targeted discussions, managers can promote both the motivation and commitment of their employees - because they feel heard and valued through constructive feedback discussions. By giving them the opportunity to express their opinions, ideas and concerns, this increases loyalty to the company and employee satisfaction.
Employee appraisals also provide a platform for addressing conflicts or problems that often remain unresolved in the hectic pace of everyday life, smoulder in the background and then escalate at some point. The coaching course "Conducting appraisal interviews" provides you with specific skills to improve your leadership skills in the areas of communication, active listening, giving feedback and conflict resolution.

For whom is the coaching "Conducting appraisal interviews" useful?

Managers with personnel responsibility who want to improve their leadership skills and learn effective communication techniques in order to successfully conduct employee appraisals in the future will benefit most from the program.

HR specialists and personnel managers can also improve the quality of employee appraisals in their area of responsibility by expanding their skills and thus make a major contribution to successful employee development.

You want to improve standardized employee appraisals

You want to master critical discussions with confidence

You want to give employees clear orientation

You want to prepare upcoming meetings in a goal-oriented way

You want to improve employee motivation

You want to create appreciation and trust

You want to learn the correct use of conversational tactics

You want to further develop your leadership skills

Our employee appraisal coaching at a glance

Target group

Our communication coaching is aimed at anyone who wants to communicate more successfully and effectively.

  • Managers
  • Personnel managers
  • HR specialists


Individually according to scope of services


Digital or in presence
Individual design for you on request

Methods of our coaching

We offer you coaching that we can conduct digitally or on site. The duration of the coaching session depends entirely on your needs.

In our employee appraisal coaching, you can expect a proven combination of theoretical input, helpful tips and practical exercises.

Our coaches all have sound qualifications and place particular value on individual exchange with you. As a result, we offer efficient coaching that is individually tailored to your current needs.

What you can learn from employee appraisal coaching

Overview: What are the most important principles for employee appraisals?

Preparation: How do I prepare employee appraisals correctly?

Methods: What methods are there for constructive feedback?

Stylistic devices: How do I use communication tools in a targeted way?

Conflicts: How do I deal with difficult conversational situations?

Motivation: How can I motivate employees through discussions and retain them in the company?

Mood: How can I evoke emotions in my counterpart?

This content can be adapted according to the specific requirements and objectives of the coaching.

Free advice on your individual topics

Why employee appraisal coaching at Stage Academy?

There are many good reasons why you should opt for employee appraisal coaching at Stage Academy - these include, for example

Online, on site in Munich or at your premises - we offer flexible options to suit your needs.

Very personal cooperation

Flexibility and adaptation to your wishes

Trainers and coaches with many years of experience and sound training

Priceless tips that will help you get ahead in life

Your success is our conviction!

As a motivated team, we at Stage Academy pursue a common approach: we want to guarantee you coaching at the highest level to help you achieve your goals in the long term. We place particular emphasis on individual cooperation and work with you to find the right coach for your personal topic.

With our wealth of experience in remote coaching, we will train you in a pleasant atmosphere and protected environment.

It is important to us to give you an all-round view and a change of perspective and to look at the coaching topic from different angles. Thanks to our solution-oriented approach, our constructive feedback and our personal support, we provide you with the tools you need for your perfect (digital) presentation.

Let our coaching inspire you! We are here for you.

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    Alexandra Hahn
    Vice President Organizational Development
    Bosch Energy and Building Solutions

    "Inspiring. Motivating. Personal. For me, these are the core strengths of Stage Academy. And that's why working together is fun and rewarding."

    Jörg Zangen
    General Manager Canary Islands - Philip Morris GmbH