MMHRD Online


Dreaded Appraisal, The - CDROM

Both sides of the appraisal interview

Media Type - Interactive CD-ROM
Author - Bryan Murray, Dawn French,Robert Lindsay, Hilary Crowson,
Subject(s) - Appraisals

This best-selling learning resource illustrates the techniques required for effective appraisal interviewing. The programme is highly watchable and illustrates some typical problems managers and team leaders are likely to face in their interviews. Then it demonstrates how to turn the interview into a positive experience for both employer and employee.

It starts by introducing three common interviewee styles that are difficult for managers to deal with - and precisely shows how the interview can be made to work productively.

Shy Sharon bottles up her opinions and worries, so that her team leader is unable to find out her true feelings. He then treats the interview as an unworkable chore for both of them. However, when she is asked open questions and is praised on her abilities, she is encouraged to participate more productively.

Touchy Tracey easily takes offence and her team leader gets drawn into an unproductive argument about personality, not performance. The interview is turned round when she is asked to analyse her own performance through self-appraisal.

Aggressive Alan
sees the interview as his chance to appraise the organisation and condemn everyone except himself. His manager becomes exasperated and loses control of the interview, but when Alan is asked to focus on facts and agree to realistic and measurable targets, he looks at his work in a more positive light.

Suitable for all managers and team leaders, this memorable program demonstrates key strategies to turn every difficult interview into a positive, productive experience for both employer and employee. The highly memorable, highly effective content makes this an integral part of any management skills program.

The key outcomes:

  • Learn the techniques required  for effective and productive appraisal interviewing, regardless of the appraisee’s approach
  • Become skilled in handling difficult interviewees
  • Understand how best to prepare for an appraisal and approach it with positivity and enthusiasm

e-learning course contains:

  • Trailer
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction
  • Understand appraisals
  • Motivate appraisees
  • Encourage appraisees to talk
  • Face up to problems
  • Look to the future
  • Summary

The e-learning course uses Video Arts memorable video content and includes thought-provoking questions that ensure the user is learning and being challenged.

Bite-size modules allow individuals to go at their own pace as they work their way through the demonstrations, tutorials and video clips.

Each e-learning title includes:

  • Pre-test to establish current knowledge and determine which modules the learner needs to complete
  • Test results and summary notes at the end of each module
  • Glossary of commonly used terms and key video clips
  • Final knowledge check to test retention
  • Full tracking and reporting capabilities
We provide access to full tracking and reporting so you can keep up-to-date with the learner’s progress. All our courses are fully SCORM-compliant for use with learning management systems and virtual learning environments.

  • Publisher - Video Arts
    Support Material - Standalone e-learning CDROM with: Pre-test, Memorable video content, Thought-provoking questions, Full tracking, Reporting capabilities
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 15,250
    Intl. Price - £ 599.00
  • E-learning-Demo-Icon

    Also available as a DVD Video:
    Click here