The biggest thing IMO that could be done is insure that there are NO surprises!
Some of the modifications that I would suggest for @Terry‘s suggestions:
- would include “Social Goals” with Individual Goals
- insure that Peer/Multi-Rater Feedback was provided to ALL
I believe that @David‘s response is important but it is imperative that the need for improvement NOT be lost in the process.
Another thing that I have seen that works, IF there is GOOD communications, is including in the appraisal process rating the raters