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Certificate In Conduct Annual Employee Reviews Online Course

Understand the process of conducting an annual review

Understand the process of conducting an annual review

An annual review can help you keep your employees happy, engaged, and focused.  It is human nature to want to succeed.  Giving your employees feedback on their positive and negative attributes is part of the pathway to success.  A poorly designed annual review can have the reverse effect.  

With our Conducting Annual Employee Reviews course, you will discover how to conduct a well-designed employee review. By determining the categories for an annual review and understanding how it affects employee compensation, an overall increase in performance should be seen throughout your organization.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the process of conducting an annual review.
  • Determine the categories for an annual review.
  • Know the mistakes managers make during an annual review.
  • Understand the concept of pay for performance.
  • Know how to tie employee compensation to firm-wide returns.
  • Know the value of employee communication.
  • Gauge employees’ happiness.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives 

Module Two: How to Conduct Annual Reviews

  • Develop the Process 
  • Set Benchmarks Early 
  • Agreement with Set Benchmarks 
  • Hold an Effective Meeting 

Module Three: Categories for Annual Review I

  • Company Mission and Values 
  • Customer Service and Quality Control 
  • Problem - Solving/Judgment 
  • Production

Module Four: Categories for Annual Review II

  • Work Style 
  • Resource Management 
  • Communications Skills 
  • Teamwork 

Module Five: Common Mistakes Managers Make when Conducting Employee Reviews I

  • Contrast Effect 
  • Similar-to-me Effect 
  • Halo (or horn) Effect 
  • Central Tendency 

Module Six: Common Mistakes Managers Make when Conducting Employee Reviews II

  • Leniency/Desire to Please 
  • First Impression Bias 
  • Rater Bias 
  • Recency Effect 

Module Seven: Successful Tips for Concept of Pay for Performance

  • No Surprises 
  • Focus on the Basics 
  • Show Clear Disparity 
  • One for All and All for One 

Module Eight: How to Tie Employee Compensation to Firm-Wide Returns

  • Set Quarterly Revenue Target 
  • Set Employee Goal 
  • Conduct Quarterly Reviews 
  • Pay Out Quarterly 

Module Nine: How to Communicate Employee Expectations Effectively

  • Have Regular Conversations 
  • State What's Working 
  • Be Honest 
  • Provide Mentoring 

Module Ten: Meaningful Questions to Gauge Employee Happiness I

  • Ask Questions Frequently 
  • How Transparent is Management? 
  • Rate Quality of Facility? 
  • Contributing Factors to Work Easier? 

Module Eleven: Meaningful Questions to Gauge Employee Happiness II

  • What makes you Productive? 
  • Recognition? 
  • Opportunities to Grow and Advance? 
  • Confidence in Leadership? 

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020CAER
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate