HR Competencies

  • Leadership and Navigation 
  • Communication
  • HR Expertise 


Is your performance appraisal system aligned with your business strategy and engaging your employees to achieve stronger results? If you are frustrated with your current system and desire to create a meaningful process that maximizes talent management, this class is for you. This class focuses on designing an effective performance appraisal system that is more than just developing the form.

The design must align and bring life to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and goals. This class will provide the specific tools needed to help you define, develop, and implement a performance appraisal program for your organization. You will learn how to develop an integrated system that focuses both individual and organizational efforts towards achieving high performance and competitive advantage. Participants will receive a toolkit with step-by-step guidelines for designing the system, including the form.


  • Gauging the current system in relation to key factors for success
  • Aligning performance with business goals
  • Integrating performance appraisal with other HR systems
  • Minimizing legal risks
  • Gaining commitment
  • Determining critical performance measures
  • Designing a customized evaluation tool
  • Implementing and managing the system

Who Should Attend

Human resources professionals, business owners, managers, and others seeking a strategic approach in designing and implementing a meaningful and relevant performance management system

On-site Option

This class is particularly effective as a customized on-site for a task force or design team.


Employers Council staff


This class currently counts toward the 15-hour Business requirement for SPHR recertification.


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0.65 Continuing Education Units
6.00 HRCI-Business
Course ID #PERF103

Class Details

There are no scheduled instances of this class for the remainder of the year. Check out our new course catalog this fall, or click below to explore onsite options.

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