Performance Appraisal Policy

Performance Appraisal Policy


Essential Homecare Services are committed to supporting every employee to reach their potential and achieve their personal goals, which in turn will assist the organisation to achieve their objectives.

The performance appraisal policy supports the performance appraisal scheme.  The scheme is a formal process centred on an annual meeting of each employee and their line manager to discuss his/her work.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the previous year’s achievements and to set objectives for following year.  These should align with individual goals and objectives with the organisation goals and objectives.


  • The appraisal process aims to improve the effectiveness of the organisation by contributing to achieve a well-motivated and competent workforce
  • Appraisal is an ongoing process with an annual formal meeting to review progress
  • The appraisal discussion is a two-way communication exercise to ensure both the needs of the individual, and of the organisation are being met, and will be met in the next year
  • The appraisal discussion will review the year’s achievement, and will set an agreed Personal Development Plan for the coming year for each member of staff
  • All directly employed employees who have completed their probationary period are required to participate in the appraisal process
  • The appraisal process will be used to identify the individual’s development needs and support the objectives of the Training and Development Policy
  • The appraisal process will provide management with valuable data to assist succession planning
  • The appraisal process will be a fair and equitable process in line with our Equality Policy
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