Employee Performance Appraisal Systems Douglas Silber

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Running head: Employee Performance Appraisal Systems 1 Employee Performance Appraisal Systems MBA533 Human Resource in Management Douglas Silber April 10, 2011 Rina Coronel Saint Leo University
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2 Employee Performance Appraisal Systems Employee Performance Appraisal Systems An employee performance appraisal system can prove to be valuable to both the company and the individual being evaluated but when evaluating which performance appraisal system to use, a company needs to be sure to choose an appraisal system that incorporates effective criteria. According to Ivancevich (2010), an effective performance appraisal system should possess the following characteristics; reliability, relevance, sensitivity, and practicality. (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 256). To truly motivate employees, the employee performance appraisal system needs to be intertwined with or incorporated into the company compensation and benefit packages. In regards to an employee performance appraisal system, the reliability of the measure of the employee’s performance should be considered extremely important. As Ivancevich (2010) states, “Perhaps the most important type of consistency for a performance measure is inter-rater reliability. If different raters view the same worker, they should arrive at similar conclusions about the quality of that worker’s output.” (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 256). A company using an employee evaluation form may have more consistent measures than a company who uses a written or verbal form of feedback for evaluation. By asking raters to rate the employee on a scale from 1 to 5 and then asking the raters to provide further detail if they wish may prove to be a better, more consistent scale of measure. Additionally, with a company using this numbered rating evaluation scale would help the firm incorporate the employee performance appraisal into the company’s compensation and benefit packages. For example, if an employee was given an
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