Concise Accountancy

Accountants and Registered Auditors

Payroll and staff

Ability to learn

In your staff performance appraisal, the staff’s ability to learn and gain skills and knowledge is one of the key factors.

ParametersScore 1 to 10
Very slow to learn has difficulty breaking old habits and dislikes changes1 2
Unfamiliar with some important details of work, slow to learn and needs extra coaching3 4
Able to learn in a reasonable time. Knows most of the specific details but lacks an understanding of broader aspects.5 6
Able to learn promptly. Can apply new knowledge and skills quickly and usefully.7 8
Exceedingly perceptive and learns quickly with his/her own initiative.9 10
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Your score for your staff’s ability to learn

Your score must match your staff’s learning new things ability.

Give a high score to staff who is able to learn things fast. For example, in your finance department, the staff managed to extract and produce draft company accounts for the last-minute management meeting.

Give a low score to staff who is very old-school fashion and has difficulty adapting to the new change. For instance, the staff dislikes your business moving into the digital era. For example, they prefer to submit a paper form confirmation statement to Companies House instead of doing it online.

Consider having a reward system in place for high achiever staff. For example, a bonus payment or extra holiday and so on.

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