Developing a Performance Appraisal System

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Developing a Performance Appraisal System
Michelle D. Howard
The Human Services Administrator
Instructor: Mandy Sargeant
Axia College of University of Phoenix
February 12, 2009

Introduction A performance appraisal is a key element in organization and can be one of the greatest tools used to record employee production. Organizations can establish their goals and objectivities, while involving the employees in the process. Conducting a performance appraisal increases productivity and morale and can prove to be effective in performance production. Appraisals are a positive way for an employee to know how well they are performing the duties assigned to them, and an appraisal is a good indicator of how an employee needs to improve
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Fortunately, many employees are motivated by factors that do not relate to the performance management system. Many are self motivated or motivated by the enjoyment of their work. The third factor which motivates these employees is pay. Without adequate appropriations for merit pay, however, it is to be expected that over time employees in these jobs will cease to be self motivated or motivated by enjoyment of their work and will need increases in pay, financially or as a symbol of recognition. In the absence of these, the university risks losing employees and incurring expensive replacement costs (Mani 2002). Confidentiality while conducting an appraisal is very important and the information contained in the report should only be accessible to those whom personnel require to view the data for reason of employment, training or career development decisions. Conclusion A performance appraisal is a key element in organization and can be one of the greatest tools used to record employee production. Organizations can establish their goals and objectivities, while involving the employees in the process. Conducting a performance appraisal increases productivity and morale and can prove to be effective in performance production. An appraisal offers individuals the chance to assess their career path and take into consideration how one may gain more job satisfaction from their existing role. Feedback

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