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1) What are your thoughts on employees not receiving performance reviews or appraisals? Do you think by not having the performance reviews this can affect an employee's actual performance because he or she is never given an opportunity to discuss their strengths and weaknesses? From an HR perspective, do you think that an employee can improve their performance and enhance their skills without feedback on their performance?

2) What are the ramifications when there is unclear or ineffective communication during the appraisal process? As members of HR and management staff how do you overcome these issues? How do you as a manager ensure the lines of communication are open with your staff during the appraisal process?

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1) What are your thoughts on employees not receiving performance reviews or appraisals?

-- I am not in agreement with companies that do not issue performance reviews or appraisals. All companies, regardless of size or industry, should have a mandatory practice of reviewing employee performance. When we review performance for every employee, we can then discuss ways for the employee to improve in any needed areas. The employee will then be aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses. This is the most effective way to increase efficiency and productiveness within an organization. If employee X is not aware that s/he is falling behind in a certain area, by improving that area, we are able to increase the overall rate of productivity. Employee awareness is a main factor in organizational success.

When organizations do not perform employee performance reviews, it brings the integrity of the organization into question. All organizations ideally want to thrive in today's business environment. Issuing performance reviews is a major step in that process.

Do you think by not having the performance reviews this can affect an employee's actual performance because he or she is never given an opportunity to discuss their strengths and weaknesses?

-- I definitely agree with this statement. As discussed above, an employee needs to be aware of his/her performance in each area. By providing feedback and having discussions with the ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses performance reviews or appraisals and their usefulness or lack of usefulness to an organization. Performance, methods, and feedback are all thoroughly discussed. This solution also discusses the communication process and how it affects performance reviews. A comprehensive discussion for all areas of both questions is provided. Additional student resources are also provided for further student expansion.

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