ERIC Number: ED231845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Performance Appraisals Can Yield Tangible Results.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
An objective, measure-oriented job performance appraisal plan permits management to evaluate worker performance more accurately and precisely, and provides a means for assessing the degree-of-match between employee qualifications and job skills requirements for hiring, advancement, and dismissal decisions. Deficient appraisals may be costly, subjective, generalized "guesstimates" and may inaccurately distinguish job components. Effective performance appraisals should clearly state specific job performance requirements, specific desired employee behavior, and a realistic plan for employees to achieve improved performance. To help motivate employees to achieve and sustain acceptable productivity, a performance plan should provide expected outputs, acceptable task standards, and individual feedback information. Among the characteristics of a carefully designed and intelligently used job performance appraisal plan are provisions for checking deficiencies; application of task-standards; monitored performance on a frequent, sustained basis; and appraisal reviews for early warnings of production deficiencies. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Performance Appraisal