Performance Appraisals Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Performance Appraisals
Discusses the role of performance appraisals in personnel management.
# 24550 | 900 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2003 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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Discusses role of performance appraisals in personnel management. Research on the topic. Various purposes including identification of employee talents and behavioral tendencies; useful feedback; control of employee behavior. Beneficial influence on human relations of an organizatioin. Negative aspects such as job dissatisfaction. Performance appraisals & litigatrion. Value of effective performance appraisals.

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"Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisal has long been one of the most hotly debated topics in personnel management circles and fortunately has also been the subject of a great deal of research. Gabris and Ihrke (2001) believe that performance appraisal serves many purposes within organizations, among which the provision of periodic, formal feedback to individual staff members figures significantly. A second and somewhat more debatable purpose of the performance appraisal is management’s attempt to control employee behavior and results. Most performance appraisal instruments, in the view of Gabris and Ihrke (2001) are designed around managerial objectives and the types of behavior that management would prefer to routinize in employees. A final purpose of the performance appraisal rests upon its use as a ..."

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