BEP 75 ADV (Transcript & Exercises) – Performance Appraisals: Giving Feedback (Part 1)

Performance appraisals – sometimes called job performance evaluations or reviews – are a powerful way to develop staff’s potential. These skills are important not just for HR (Human Resources) professionals, but for any manager or supervisor who has responsibilities over other staff.

For appraisals to succeed, however, it’s important that they are conducted in a structured way. In addition, it’s important that skill and diplomacy are used to handle the two main tasks of the appraisal – giving effective feedback and setting goals.

So this is the first in a two-part Business English Podcast series that focuses on structure, skill and diplomacy in performance appraisals. In this podcast, we will deal with giving feedback. In the second, we will handle setting goals.

This episode focuses on giving effective feedback that creates a positive environment and builds trust. These feedback skills are useful not only in performance appraisals, but also in any situation that requires making critical comments to someone about their work.

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Study Notes

Phrases & Practice
BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Quiz

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Gap-fill

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Dialog & Vocabulary

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Language 1

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Language 2

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Language 3

BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1 – Flashcards


Listening Questions: BEP 75 ADV – Performance Appraisals 1: Giving Feedback

1) How many meetings is Wendy handling per day at the moment?

2) What’s the main issue that Derrick wants to give Wendy feedback on?

3) What advice does Derrick give Wendy to help her correct the problem?

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