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Formally Evaluating Workers

Now that you have your supervisor's opinion, prepare a response for Jennifer and Mel highlighting your thoughts. Here are the questions they need answered.

1. Is Jennifer right about the need to evaluate the workers formally? Why or why not? If you think she is right, how do you explain away Mel's arguments?

2. Select a performance appraisal method for the salespeople, or Web designer or Web surfer and provide reasoning as to why this is the most appropriate method for this position. Along with selecting the method, develop the appraisal form you would use, customized for the position you selected.

You should create your appraisal form in Excel. Submit your response to all of the questions of this assignment along with the appraisal form you developed and an explanation of why this is the most appropriate appraisal method.

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1. Is Jennifer right about the need to evaluate the workers formally? Why or why not? If you think she is right, how do you explain away Mel's arguments?
Yes Jennifer is right about the need to evaluate the workers formally. One phase of the annual performance management cycle is performance appraisal, the process of reviewing employee performance, documenting the review, and delivering the review verbally in a face-to-face meeting.
Annual performance reviews are typically intended to:
· give feedback on performance
· justify personnel decisions such as salary actions

Today's workplace is different, diverse, and constantly changing. The typical employer/employee relationship of old has been turned upside down. The combination of almost limitless job opportunities and less reward for employee loyalty has created an environment where the business needs its employees more than the employees need the business-especially in Information Technology (IT).
Retaining and motivating IT workers requires special attention. They work best when kept informed and given independence, challenging assignments and additional responsibilities when possible. Occasionally, IT workers can be stubborn and demanding. They have a tendency to rebel against perceived trivial or meaningless tasks. Management must realize, however, ...

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An evaluation of workers by a supervisor is formally given in the solution.

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