Accession Number : ADA186655

Title :   Performance Appraisals: How to Make Them Work.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Chliszczyk, Frank M , Jr

PDF Url : ADA186655

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Despite the wide variety of performance appraisal systems in use today and the enormous effort that is expended to support them, very few systems effectively serve their intended purpose. This paper seeks to analyze the process of evaluating people to determine how to establish a new system or how to work within the constraints of an existing one. It begins with a review of the two primary purposes that evaluating systems serve. This is followed up by an examination of the variety of the evaluating formats used in management today. Next, the many sources and causes of shortcomings with evaluation systems are explored in detail. Considerations in system design are then examined along with ways to increase the effectiveness of a system you're 'locked-in'. The paper ends with a short discussion on the legal contemporary issue of equal employment opportunity.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *RATINGS, EMPLOYMENT, FORMATS, EXPENDABLE, PAPER

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE