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Performance Appraisal : Employee Performance And Productivity

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Performance appraisal is a systematic and periodic process that assesses an individual employee 's job performance and productivity in relation to certain pre-established criteria and organizational objectives. It is a critical skill that managers need to master in order to evaluate an employee’s work performance. However, this skill is over looked or not appropriately utilized by managers. This can results in a negative sentiment where employees feel unappreciated or that their work is not valued by their managers. Although well defined, this topic is also subject to many controversies. Many reputable sources researchers have expressed doubts about the validity and reliability of the performance appraisal process. Some have even suggested that the process is so inherently flawed that it may be impossible to perfect. This paper will discuss and demonstrate challenges faced by employees and how their productivity is affected by ineffective performance appraisals.
Traditionally, performance appraisals are used to evaluate the employees/nurses performance on the job. The nurse manager or administrator annually writes his or her opinions on the performance of a nursing staff member on a document supplied by the human resources department. Ideally evaluations are always being conducted on an ongoing basis throughout employment with any facility or organization. With traditional or "structured" performance appraisal tools, there are two methods that are used. The structured
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