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Performance Appraisal Best Practices ON DEMAND

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2.0 Credits

Member Price $58.00

Non-Member Price $67.00


Managers need to provide fair and accurate performance appraisals to their employees, but the result is sometimes muddled and stressful. The Performance Appraisal Best Practices course provides guidance by describing every step in the appraisal process, including preparatory work by the manager and employee, the performance discussion, and how to handle the more difficult topics. The course also addresses the performance appraisal review form and the development plan, as well as the different types of performance review models and the situations in which they are most applicable. In addition, it describes how to mitigate some negative aspects of the process. In short, the course can be used to create a more effective and less stressful performance evaluation process.


The Good and Bad Sides of Performance Appraisals The Performance Appraisal Process Performance Review Models



Designed For

CPAs, managers, human resources and financial professionals.


Chapter 1

Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of performance appraisals Specify the various steps that can be taken to mitigate the problems with performance appraisals Cite the issues that can arise when no performance appraisal system is used

Chapter 2

Recognize the different types of documentation that a manager may review to prepare for a performance appraisal Recognize the differences between qualitative and quantitative measures of employee performance Specify the different forms of presentation that can be used in a performance appraisal report Recognize the characteristics of an ideal meeting place for a performance appraisal Specify the problems with downplaying the negatives in a performance appraisal Cite the discussion topics that should be addressed in a performance appraisal

Chapter 3

Recognize the different types of performance review models and their characteristics






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $67.00

Member Price $58.00