ERIC Number: ED296164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: 0
Current Practices in Appraising Employee Performance as Performed by the Business Community.
Allen, Thomas R., Jr., Comp.; Lyne, George E., Jr., Comp.
The major ppurpose of this study was to determine from human resource administrators in the business community the techniques now used in appraising exempt and nonexempt employee performance. Of the 1,000 administrators surveyed, 125 returned usable questionnaires for a response rate of 12.5 percent. The administrators reported that even though approximately one-half of the companies use the management by objective (MBO) appraisal method and approximately one-half use other methods, about 40 percent used both MBO and other methods. Major objectives of appraising employee performance were individual development, individual performance, wage and salary actions, assessment of training and development needs, and selection for promotion. Ninety percent reported that employer appraisals were conducted only by immediate supervisors. Approximately 85 percent indicated that they conduct formal appraisals only on an annual basis. All indicated that their formal appraisals were conducted in writing and were retained with the employees' personal records, which were accessible to all applicable supervisors and the appraised individual. Most used general experience to verify the reliability and validity of appraisal mechanisms. Most reported that federal regulations regarding nondiscriminatory personnel practices and individual rights to privacy have not caused firms to change prior practices in obtaining and using performance appraisal information. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC. Faculty Development and Instructional Services Center.