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An Examination of the Performance Appraisal Process
Understanding the performance appraisal process is an important dimension in providing motivation to employees and helping to optimize their work. Performance appraisals assess an employee’s performance and also they can provide a platform for feedback to employees about their performance expectations – past, current, and future. While performance appraisals are utilized for administering wages and salaries, they also provide insight into employee strengths and weaknesses, and provide opportunities for further employee motivation.
Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:
Discuss the performance appraisal process
Examine tools for performance appraisal
Consider individuals at work and how the performance appraisal process can be utilized to guide them in their work, to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and to provide a basis for wages and salaries.
Write a three-page paper that demonstrates your understanding of the importance of the uses of performance appraisals (both administrative and developmental actions). Please also include a discussion of the types of appraisals (informal vs. systematic). And finally, provide an examination of who conducts appraisals (the various possible rating situations) and the available tools for appraising performance.
Your paper will include the following:
An introduction that engages the reader, presents the focus of the paper, and gives the reader an idea of flow of the document.
A compelling demonstration of your understanding of the importance of understanding the full potential of using performance appraisals effectively.
A conclusion that reinforces the main ideas of the paper.
You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
Your research paper is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your Week 6 Critical Essay Paper, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 15%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 15% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 15%.
General APA Formatting Guidelines:
The Week 6 Research Paper should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required.
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