Employee Performance Appraisals

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Performance Appraisals: Due to the growing focus on the personnel’s development, there is an increasing concern regarding the use of effective assessment methods. Performance appraisals are being used by a large number of organizations for assessing their employee’s performance and its effects on the organization as a whole. Similarly, universities make use of the assessment methods to assess the learning of their students. Despite the Popularity of performance appraisals there is an ongoing debate regarding the effectiveness of the assessment methods and use of performance appraisals (Schraeder, Becton & Protis, 2007). This believe can be further strengthen up by the research done by Clinton O & Stephen J, which shows that less that 20…show more content…
The most common them are 360-degree appraisal, the traditional (supervisor to subordinate) performance appraisal and the competency based appraisal system. Traditional performance appraisal: Traditional approach to performance appraisal or manager to subordinate performance measurement systems are becoming obsolete and out of place from the organizational culture, it is much of a parent-child or authoritarian approach in which the power of decision is solely held by the higher authority (Meyer H, 1991). Traditional approach mainly focuses on measuring the individual’s performance, and the efforts are centred for improving the individual differences rather then the collective or organizational problems as a whole, it highlights the employee faults and errors rather then that of the system and this also discourages employee to seek help from their co-workers and to accept the challenges which can reveal the areas of their weak performance (Schaubroeck & Lam, 1999). In this particular approach individual performances are linked with subsequent rewards so it is important for the supervisors to quantitatively measure the individual performances, and due to this reason the less quantitative performance outcomes like quality improvements are often neglected (Schaubroeck & Lam, 1999). Due to the linkage of the rewards with the performance
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