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Launch of new Rickter Appraisal System

Appraiser Training A new way of undertaking staff appraisal, our system benefits Management and Staff, helping achieve positive outcomes for the organisation as a whole.

Having just delivered our first Rickter Appraiser training, we are very pleased with how well it has been received:

“Excellent course, I will recommend it to others”

“As the Rickter Appraiser System is a positive focus, it will promote positive teams and very realistic goals”

This training focuses solely on staff appraisal using the Rickter Staff Appraisal System which has been developed around the Rickter Scale Process.

Through our experience and from feedback received on training evaluations, we identified a common gap exists around managers/supervisors delivery of staff appraisals/supervision. Quite often people have earned promotions and moved through a service or company and although they know their organisation systems extremely well, they have never received any kind of training around carrying out staff appraisal.

We are promoting the Rickter Appraiser training to address this skills shortfall and to offer a formal method for reporting positive staff outcomes and good practice. Some organisations are unhappy with the appraisal systems they currently have in place and are looking for a simple and effective replacement. We know that the Rickter Staff Appraisal System works, having used it very successfully within our own employee management programme for a number of years now.

The one day Rickter Appraiser course is ideal not only for those new to employee management, but also for anyone wishing to enhance their existing skills and implement a more formal system of appraisal and staff engagement.

The training costs £195.00 per person which includes a Rickter Scale Appraiser Board and access to the online Rickter Appraiser IMS (Information Management System) for recording action plans and outcomes. Lunch and refreshments are also included.

On completion of the training, you will receive a certificate to use Rickter in the capacity of staff appraisal and will leave equipped with all the tools you need to implement a new Appraisal System that straight away will help build motivation, helping create a stronger workforce.

Please complete our webform to register an interest in accessing future courses. Be sure to state your location and the number of places you would provisionally require.

Thank you so much to our first participants, Jan and George. We very much appreciate your input and feedback.

Making an Impact: Moore House Care and Education

PSI Worker and young person in the Throughcare service.

PSI Worker and young person in the Throughcare service.

Moore House Care and Education is an independent organisation in Scotland that specialises in the provision of high quality child care and education services for young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years who have additional support needs because of the social, emotional and behavioural challenges they face.

The Psychological Services and Intervention (PSI) team have been using the Rickter Scale® since 2005 to support and motivate young people to make positive lifestyle changes and to measure outcomes following periods of intervention.

Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) was introduced by the Scottish Government following a review of the Children’s Hearings System in 2004. This national policy and programme requires all agencies in touch with children and young people to play their part in making sure they are healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, included and, above all, safe. Working together with families and local authorities, Moore House are using the Rickter Scale® to help practitioners focus on what makes a positive difference for young people, and how they can act to deliver these improvements. Supporting a positive shift in culture, systems and practice across the organisation, the Rickter Scale® has become central to the driving and evidencing outcomes of care and education planning. Regular reviews of Child Plan progress is promoting a shared approach and accountability that builds solutions with and around young people and families. The Rickter Scale® allows us to clearly evidence the positive outcomes that we achieve during a young person’s placement at Moore House.

Having noted the potential benefits for using Rickter Scale® with staff, Lead Practitioners within Moore House are now using the tool to support new staff through their initial induction period and as an aid to ongoing support and supervision.

PSI are now providing psychological assessment, intervention and consultation to external local authority child care agencies and foster families. For more information see our website; www.moorehouse.org.uk or contact Stephen Drysdale (PSI Manager) on 01506 652 312.

Moore House