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Experiential exercise: Performance Appraisal

You are going to develop a performance appraisal form for an online MBA program instructor. Develop your own tool for performance appraisal. Decide which of the appraisal tools (graphic rating scales, alternation ranking, critical incident method)you are going to use, and then design the instrument itself.

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// Performance appraisal is one of the core functions of the human resource. Here we would develop a performance appraisal form for an online MBA program instructor. But before writing a performance appraisal form, we would first start with a short introduction wherein we would give a brief information about the process.//

Introduction:

Performance appraisal is the step where the management finds out how effective it has been at hiring and placing the employees (Gupta, 2007). Performance means the degree of accomplishment of the task involved in a job. It depends upon the ability and efforts. Performance appraisal is the process of assessing the performance and progress of an employee or of a group of employees on a given job and his potential for future development. Performance appraisal and the merit rating are used synonymously (Gupta, 2007).

//After giving a short introduction, we would now discuss the selected method for performance appraisal. There are various methods which can be chosen for performance appraisal. //

Methods of Performance appraisal:

There are various tools for performance appraisal. They are straight ranking method, graphic rating scales, checklist method, forced distribution, free form of essay and group appraisal. The tool which I am going to choose is Graphic Rating Scales (Gupta, 2007). It is a numerical scale indicating the different degrees of a particular trait. The rater is given a printed form for each employee to be rated. The form contains the several characteristics related to the personality and performance of an employee. Some ...

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