ERIC Number: ED237903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Viewing Performance Appraisal with a Wide Angle Lens.
DeVries, David L.
The majority of empirical studies on performance appraisal (PA) systems focus on the search for the perfect form in which subjective traits are replaced by objective and job-relevant, measurable behaviors. Organizations using a PA system to evaluate their employees struggle with issues of implementation, adaptation, and linkage with other human resource systems. To make PA a viable management tool, from a broader perspective, organizations and researchers must invest time in training managers in PA skills; in developing system evaluations which take into account reliability, validity, and managerial goals; and in designing systems to meet specific organizational conditions and expectations. Further research in these three areas will help to develop more acceptable and successful PA systems. (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Performance Appraisal
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983).