THE APPRAISALS POCKETBOOK, Frank Scott-Lennon, Management Pocketbooks £6.99
This little book provides a lot of help. It challenges managers to ask themselves whether they understand what an appraisal is for, and what questions they should be asking. The book does not offer a set structure for appraisals, but it is a good place to start.
APPRAISING YOUR STAFF, Philip Moon, Kogan Page £10.99
A thorough, if dry, account of the appraisal process, which could work as a companion piece to the book above. Everything you need to know about performance appraisal is here. To dip into for relevant paragraphs rather than to be read from cover to cover.
THE FEEDBACK GAME, Peter Gerrickens, Gower £25
Not so much an appraisal, more a game of cards. This (originally) Dutch management aid comes in the form of a card game, encouraging open and honest feedback, and enabling participants to learn about themselves. A fun alternative to the flip chart.
*** best of its kind
** could be useful
* of minor interest