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Evaluating Individuals

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Human Resources Management
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HRM 3490
Ping Peng

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Chapter 9Purpose of Performance AppraisalsAdministrative reasonsoIdentifying individuals who are not performing to required standards and for whom dismissal may be necessaryoIdentifying individuals who should be considered for promotion or merit increasesoMonitoring overall quality of performance in the firmoA well documented set of performance appraisals can also help deal with legal issues surrounding employee dismissal and subsequent unjustdismissal lawsuitsDevelopmental reasonsoHelping employees to better understand employer expectations the key performance dimensions of their jobs the strengths and weaknesses in their performance and the ways they can improve their performanceoProvision of useful feedbackSupervisory reasonsoThe notion that the process of conducting performance appraisals improves supervisory performance by helping supervisors to think systematically about employee performance and by encouraging communication with employeesSymbolic reasonsoCreating the perception that management cares about good employee performance1 Traditional Supervisor as fact finder andjudge Rating orientedBlaming gameOneway communication2 NegotiatedSupervisor as coach and mentorFocus on growth and developmentProblem solvingTwoway communicationIf merit pay is to serve as a motivator for effective performance two elements are needed1a system for generating reliable and valid measures of employee performance
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