Evaluating The New Evaluation Period

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As part of work allocation, managers would assign employees with objectives and tasks to be completed during the evaluation period based on their existing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). Managers would come to recognise such KSAs through monitoring of their employees work activities of the previous evaluation period. With partially (or fully) changed objectives for the new evaluation period, managers might identify new KSAs that were not known to them previously. In addition, managers might realise that employees lack certain required KSAs as well.
For example:
Ahmad has been working for company ABC since 2014. During that evaluation period, Ahmad emerged as a good performer with a set of KSAs. Ahmad was assigned with partially different objectives for 2015. He excelled in some objectives and struggled with others. In analysing Ahmad’s performance in 2015, his manager recognised Ahmad’s strengths and weaknesses. Now that the new evaluation period is about to start in 2016, Ahmad’s manager would need to address these weaknesses by means of training or counselling. This would allow Ahmad to meet his performance expectations in 2016. Furthermore, Additional objectives could be assigned to Ahmad based on his identified strengths.
In other words, when individual objectives are developed, managers should be able to identify the required KSAs to achieve these objectives. Looking at existing KSAs of an employee, the manager would identify gaps in required skills. If these…
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