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Errors in the performance appraisal process

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As the Compensation Manager of Westcotte Electronics, Inc., you just completed a continuing education workshop on performance appraisal. You are now concerned about validity and reliability of the process used in your organization.

In preparation for a training program for supervisors and managers, identify at least three common errors in the performance appraisal process and describe them. In addition, describe steps to minimize these errors.

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There are several errors in the performance appraisal process. We are going to discuss three of them, and note how managers can minimize the risk of falling prey to these errors.

1) Recency Effect

The recency effect is quite common, and it is human nature. The recency effect takes into consideration recent performance over the performance of the entire period. For example, an employee who makes a big error in judgement one week after their performance appraisal and simply gets ...

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This solution discusses errors in the performance appraisal process. The explanation is given in 305 words.