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Performance Appraisal Paper Performance Appraisal Paper By Carlos M. Maldonado Human Resource Principles and Practices in Health Care: 427/Healthcare Services Professor: Sarah Popowski April 29, 2011 Performance Management There are many ways in which to rate an employee’s performances in an organization. Performance appraisals are being used more and more in organizations throughout the world. Performance appraisals are periodic examinations of employee performance to ascertain how well the employee is performing relative to what is expected. (McConnell, 2007) One of the performance appraisals that are in use today is the essay approach which is currently in use by the University of California Davis to use on its staff employee’s. In this performance appraisal, the manager describes employee performance at whatever length they deem necessary. They then discuss the contents of the evaluation with the employee and they provide a copy for the employee’s personnel file. Performance appraisals, not matter which ones are used, are used to facilitate improvement in employee performance, provide formal, official feedback to employees concerning performance, provide information for decisions concerning compensation and other personnel transactions for example promotions and transfers to other departments or facilities (McConnell, 2007). Advantages and Disadvantages As with each different type of performance appraisal there are some advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages with the form that is used are that it lets the employer provide as much information as they wish. It gives the employee the opportunity to provide their side of their review in dept, it gives the employee a complete view of how their supervisor and management staff views them, and the performance appraisal form has to be signed by the upper management at the end of the review process. By limiting
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or having a numerical scale there may be a chance that the employer may not get a chance to say what they really mean. In the essay form they have adequate space to fully explain any situation that may have risen during the review period. The same situation applies to the employee. Another advantage is that it gives the employee a view of what the management thinks
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