Essay about Concepts in Performance Management

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Concepts in Performance Management
Performance management is the process of creating a work environment or setting where people are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. Performance management is also a whole work system that begins when a job is defined as needed, and ends when an employee leaves the organization.
Why do we use performance management systems?
According to Cascio and Aguinis, (2005), performance management is a continuos process of identifying, measuring, and developing individual and group performance in organization. This is a process that is done for and employee annual review period that is used also to point out an employee’s strengths and weaknesses.
Performance Management is about having employees
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Whenever organizations are faced with evaluating an employee’s job performance they sometimes fail to provide objective feedback that improves their performance. Appraisals are often linked to reward such as promotions and pay raises, so when the system does fail, employees lose trust in the organizations decision making process, and this can lead to employee backlash. We also need to look at rater bias and poor implemetation as reasons for failure as well. Rater biases involves harshness, and tendencies that may be too lenient. Errors like this are caused by appraisers who rank all employees either too high or too low, or rank all employee in the middle of the scale so employees won’t be upset.
When I worked in Government, I supervised 12 employees, and my first year, I was not trained on the performance management system, so when it came time to evaluate my employees, I wrote a letter to my supervisor and my HR department stated that I did not feel adequate in evaluating them and wanted to be sent to training, however, I have observed their work for a year, and
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