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    Trends in Performance Appraisals The employee appraisal process often strikes great fear into both employees and managers alike. The often repetitive, ineffective nature of most appraisals leaves a negative connotation that renders this process useless. Organizations have changed greatly since the turn of the Industrial Revolution, and as a result, so should the way we treat and manage employees. After evaluating the history of classical management, the importance of employee engagement and difference between managing and coaching it is clear that a solution that utilizes the three components mentioned above is needed to replace the traditional approach to performance appraisals. Problems associated with the traditional review process:…

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    organization, annual, bi-annual, or quarterly employee appraisals are done to provide feedback on employee job performance. While the initial purpose of appraisals, dating back to 1842, was to help people perform to the best of their abilities, it seems to have taken on a negative connotation presently. Many organizations will only hold performance appraisals when management is building a case to terminate someone. Given this, it is no wonder that performance appraisal sessions have an air of…

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    Cons of Performance Appraisal Systems Along with the many advantages of performance appraisal systems, it all comes down to whether or not they are being implemented effectively and whether or not they are beneficial for the organization as well as the employee. A huge disadvantage of performance appraisals is that traditionally when conducted, they only involve the manager’s view of his or her subordinate’s performance. In many organizations, managers have a lot of responsibilities including…

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    Successful Performance Appraisal If conducted efficiently and successfully, performance appraisal is beneficial to both the employees and the organization. An effective performance appraisal reflects accurate, honest and objective assessment and offers the following advantages. An accurate, honest and objective assessment: o Motivates employees by recognizing employee’s hard work, offering them support, helping them improve and appreciating their efforts thereby leading to − Decreased…

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    Organizations must have an effective performance appraisal system in place in order to succeed in their goals and objectives. They must be able to incorporate the performance appraisal process to the HR management process. Even though performance appraisals are at times biased because managers do not take the appropriate steps in conducting them properly, they are a critical element in assessing employees’ work performance that brings strategic advantages to meeting an organizations goals and…

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    and the unnecessary conflict it may cause. When an employee is surprised during an evaluation the focus shifts from what they must do to improve going forward and switches to a defensive posture that can manifests itself by blaming the manager for not mentioning the issues sooner. A successful manager provides feedback clearly and consistently so that when a performance appraisal is given it simply reinforces the messages that the employee has given throughout the entire year. (Martin, 2007,…

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    Twice annually employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs sit down with managers to conduct a fiscal mid-year review and an end of year performance appraisal. These appraisals often determine if a performance incentive is awarded, or in worst case a formal corrective action plan is required. These practices are consistent within performance management. There are four steps within this process that include “define performance, monitor and evaluate performance, review performance and…

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    Introduction: Performance management is a systematic process to achieve the organisational goals. It starts with identifying the strategic goals and objectives, planning the steps to be taken for achievement of these goals in agreement with the employee, measure the achievement of goals on a regular basis and review the actual results to identify areas of strength and weakness to further improve achievement of strategic goals (Luecke and Hall 2006). Appraisal as a performance management tool:…

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    The performance appraisal form used needs modification. It has an area for comments on why the person performing the rating scored the employee the way they did. What it is lacking is an area to write how to correct or improve areas the employee is having issues in. What steps can be done to make sure the employee improves in these areas is an important part of the performance appraisal. Also another thing missing is there is no place to set a date to assess progress towards the goals that were…

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    Performance appraisal as an element of PM, it is also important. Appraisal is “a process that provides an analysis of a person’s overall capabilities & potential, allowing informed decisions to be made for particular purposes” (Gold 2007:284). In order to make performance management more effectively like improving motivation, managing career and setting goals, it is necessary to take some actions. From external condition, for the sake of making performance management efficiently to improve…

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