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Performance Appraisal of Employees - Definition Meaning

square Performance Appraisal of Employees

Performance appraisal is a systematic evaluation of the employee's performance at work. It is done by the superiors or other experts.

Performance appraisal

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Performance appraisal has many other names. It is also called as Merit Rating or Employee Rating or Service Rating.

square Definition of Performance Appraisal

According to the Professor of Management, Sir Wayne Cascio,

"Performance appraisal is the systematic description of an employee's job relevant strengths and weaknesses."

square Meaning of Performance Appraisal

In a Performance appraisal, the employee's merits such as initiative, regularity, loyalty, personality, etc., are compared with others. Then each employee is rated or ranked. That is, he is given a particular rank such as First Rank, Second Rank, etc. So if an employee has the best attendance then he is given First Rank in attendance and so on.

square Terms in Performance Appraisal

Terms involved in performance appraisal are:-

  1. Rater : The person who evaluates the employees is called the Rater or Appraiser.
  2. Ratee : The employee who is rated is called the Ratee.
  3. Rating : The process of performance appraisal is called Rating.

square Methods of Performance Appraisal

The techniques or methods of performance appraisal are:-

  1. Old methods of performance appraisal.
  2. Modern methods of performance appraisal.

square Articles on Performance Appraisal

Related articles on performance appraisal:-

  1. Importance of performance appraisal.
  2. Limitations of performance appraisal.
  3. 360 Degree performance appraisal.


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