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2020 Appraisal Process update

We will update you with the 2020 Appraisal timeline in due course.

Your appraisal is an opportunity for you to take stock, to reflect on how you are doing in your role, to receive feedback on your performance and to gain clarity on what your next steps will be.

Here is some feedback from 2019 participants:

“I have found the new MDS appraisal process very easy to understand and complete and I welcome the clarity and direction it has brought to my sometimes vague and varying role.”

“The most valuable aspects of the new system for me are being able to recognize all the worthwhile and successful pieces of work being carried out whilst also identifying areas which require development and training.”

“I found the process really easy to follow, I think it will make life easier going forward as you can really document all the stuff you’re doing at the time so you don’t forget about it.”

“I found the process helpful in goal setting and establishing exactly what my new role is. “

Further info

Appraisal helps employees to improve performance and contribute to the objectives of the kirk session or presbytery.

It is part of a continuous cycle, not an isolated once-a-year process. It’s about:

  • developing and maintaining a talented workforce;
  • improving effectiveness;
  • maintaining standards, by providing positive and constructive feedback;
  • identifying staff development needs; and
  • feeding into a cycle of ongoing continuous development.

Access the appraisal form here.

Watch an introduction to the process for MDS here (25 min watch).

Watch an introduction to the process for line managers here (25 min watch).

Here are the MDS core values.

All completed appraisals should be sent to mdslearning@churchofscotland.org.uk

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