Analysis of the Performance Appraisal Systems Used at Bristol Omnifacts Marketing Research Firm

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Analysis of the Performance Appraisal Systems used at Bristol Omnifacts Marketing Research Firm Prepared by Lindsay Breen HR Management April 13, 2010 Prepared on partial fulfillment of the requirements of CM2300. Summary The purpose of this report is to determine the most commonly used performance appraisal systems, to examine those used at Bristol Omnifacts Research and to recommend changes which would benefit the company. Performance appraisal is important to Bristol Omnifacts and many other workplaces because it communicates to employees what their employer expects of them and how to improve their performance when lacking. This ensures full application of knowledge and skills, as well as, a stronger bond between the…show more content…
In conclusion, Bristol Omnifacts feels performance appraisal is very important to its workplace. However, its use for feedback is altered from most workplaces given the nature of its industry. The performance appraisal system seems to be running smoothly enough for the company. However, it appears the company may be in denial of some factors that could be improved. Such as problem solving, past-oriented/future performance appraisal balance and rater 's biases. Bristol Omnifacts should firstly, consider applying the problem solving approach more effectively so that employees know what targets to work on. They should also 1) implement self appraisals and the 360 degree method so that there is a balance between past-oriented and future methods and 2) rotate supervisors who conduct the evaluation interviews so that rater’s biases can be reduced. 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Purpose The purpose of this report is to determine the most commonly used performance appraisal systems, to examine those used at Bristol Omnifacts Research and to recommend changes which would benefit the company. 1.2 Background Performance appraisal is a process dealt with by many, if not all, human resource specialists, where by evaluations are conducted on employees and their job performance. This is fulfilled by identifying the performance-related criteria, measuring

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