Effective appraisal improves staff motivation and engagement, this will lead to improved performance.
The following resources and working documents introduce an appraisal process based around the NHS KSF and the finance technical competency framework. It also gives example forms and guidelines for staff:
Individual Training Needs Analysis and Personal Development Planning
Appraisal and Performance Management
Personal Portfolio - Assessing Skills, Knowledge and Competence
Appraisals and PDPs