There has been lots of talk in the media recently about the end of traditional performance review systems. Much depends on how well your appraisal system is designed and implemented. Many become a poor excuse for an outdated and unhelpful one-sided conversation. Whatever system you use, effective communication and specific feedback are key skills that you need to bring out the best in your staff. Our module on Developing Yourself and Others covers appraisal and PDP which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation.