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Department
Human Resources
Course
MHR 523
Professor
Kristyn Scott
Semester
Winter

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MHR Exam April-09-11 5:05 PM Chapter 10 - Performance Management Performance Management The process of encompassing all activities related to improving employee performance, productivity, and effectiveness. Includes: goal setting pay for performance training and development career management disciplinary action Performance Appraisal Foundation of performance management. Purpose of appraising and coaching employees is to instil in them the desire for continuous improvement. 5 STEPS OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (DPCDC) 1.Defining performance expectations to make sure that job duties and job standards are clear to all. 2. Providing ongoing feedback and coaching through open two-way communication. 3. conducting performance appraisal and evaluation discussions at specific intervals by comparing an employees actual performance to the standards that have been set; the employees performance and progress are discussed to reinforce the things that the employee is doing well and to develop a plan for correction of any deficiencies . 4. Determining performance rewards/consequences such as promotions, salary increases, and bonuses. 5. Conducting development and career opportunities discussions (usually annually) to in order to review each employees career plans in light of their exhibited strengths and weaknesses and in light of the companys strategic plans. Step 1: Defining performance expectations Should be linked to current strategic objectives and implementation plans. Requires clarification of their performance expectations and how employees contribute to the organizations overall results. Performance appraisal criteria may need to be modified to be consistent with cultural norms and values. Step 2: Providing ongoing feedback Managers and their reports should continue to discuss progress. www.notesolution.com Important to have open two-way communication. Both employee and manager need to check in frequently throughout the performance management process. Step 3: Conducting performance appraisal and evaluation discussions Appraisal is conducted with a predetermined and formal method. Formal Methods Graphic Rating Scale - a scale that lists a number of traits and a range of performance for each. The employee is then rated by identifying the score that best describes his or her level of performance for each trait. Alternation Ranking Method - ranking employees from best to worst on a particular trait. Paired Comparison Method - ranking employees by making a chart of all possible pairs of employees for each trait and indicting the better employee of the pair. Forced Distribution Method - predetermined percentages of rates are placed in various categories. Critical Incident Method - keeping a record of uncommonly good or undesirable examples of an employees work-related behaviour and reviewing the list with the employee at predetermined times. Narrative Forms - Identifies a performance issue and presents a performance improvement plan. Focuses on problem solving Behaviourally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) - an appraisal method that aims to combine the benefits of narratives, critical incidents, and quantified ratings by anchoring a quantified scale with specific narrative examples of good and poor performance. 1. Generate critical incidents. 2. Develop performance dimensions. 3. Reallocate incidents. 4. Scale the incidents. 5. Develop the final instrument. Management By Objectives (MBO) - requires the manager to set specific measurable goals with each employee and then periodically discuss their progress toward these goals. Organization-wide MBO 1. Set the organizations goals. 2. Set department goals. 3. Discuss department goals. 4. Define expected results. 5. Performance reviews. 6. Provide feedback. Computerized and Web-Based Performance Appraisal www.notesolution.com o Electronic Performance Monitoring (EPM) - having supervisors electronically monitor the amount of computerized data an employee is processing per day and thereby his or her performance. Rating Scale Problems Unclear performance standards - an appraisal scale that is too open to interpretation of traits and standards Halo effect - the problem that occurs when a supervisors rating of an employee on one trait biases the rating of that person on other traits Central tendency - a tendency to rate all employees in the middle of the scale Strictness/leniency - problem that occurs when a supervisor has a tendency to rate all employees either low or high Appraisal bias - tendency to allow individual differences such as age, race, sex, etc. to affect the appraisal rating Recency effect - rating error that occurs when ratings are based on most recent performance Similar-to-me bias - tendency to give higher performance ratings to those who are perceived to be similar to the rater How to avoid Appraisal problems 3 ways to avoid appraisal problems 1. Raters must be familiar with the problems just discussed. Understanding the problem can help avoid it. 2. Raters must choose the right appraisal tool. 3. Training supervisors to eliminate rating errors. Who should do the Appraising Supervisors Peers Committees Self Subordinates 360-degree Appraisal - multiple raters including peers, employees reporting to the appraisee, supervisors, etc. Types of Interviews Appraisal Interview Type Appraisal Interview Objective Satisfactory performance - promotable employee Make development plans Satisfactory performance - unpromotable Maintain performance employee Unsatisfactory performance - correctable Plan correction www.notesolution.com Preparing for the Appraisal Interview 1.Assemble data. Study persons job description, compare the employees performance to the standards. 2. Prepare the employee. Give the employee at least a weeks notice to review his own work. 3. Find a mutually agreeable time and place and allow plenty of time for the interview. How to conduct the interview Be direct and specific Do not get personal Encourage the person to talk Develop an action plan Step 4: Determine performance rewards/consequences After the performance review has taken place, the manager should determine the appropriate rewards or consequences. Step 5: Career Development Discussion Manager and employee should discuss opportunities for development to strengthen or improve the employees KSAs. Chapter 11 - Strategic Pay Plans Total Rewards - an integrated package of all rewards (monetary and nonmonetary, extrinsic and intrinsic) gained by employees arising from their employment The 5 components of Total Rewards 1.Compensation - includes direct financial payments in the form of wages, salaries, incentives, commissions, and bonuses. 2. Benefits - includes indirect payments in the form of financial benefits, like employer-paid insurance and vacation. 3. Work/life programs - relates to programs that help employees do their jobs effectively, such as flexible scheduling, telecommuting, childcare, etc. 4. Performance and recognition - includes pay-for-performance and recognition programs. 5. Development and career opportunities - focuses on planning for the advancement and/or change in responsibilities to best suit individual skills, talents, and desires. Tuition assistance, professional development, sabbaticals, coaching, etc. Four basic considerations that influence the formulation of pay plans. www.notesolution.com
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