The Annual Performance Appraisal Ritual

Do Performance Evaluations Matter? In most organizations, performance evaluations are an annual ritual that managers and their direct reports go through uncomfortably and then take a sigh of relief once they are complete. Most managers and employees equally dread the process of annual performance appraisal. The reason isn’t because they don’t see the need for performance assessment and evaluation, but because hardly anything good comes out of it. Now, don’t get me wrong, several organizations take it seriously and make it a worthwhile exercise but it is not true across the board. So, what can you do to make it a beneficial exercise not just for the employees but also for the organization? Performance Appraisals should not be an annual ritual Make performance appraisals more of an informal check in throughout the year. For example, you can have short monthly / quarterly appraisals that not only assess previous month or…

Human Resources and Goal Management

Nowadays, employee productivity and performance is very important for the success of an organization. The corporate environment is competitive more than ever and it takes a collective effort from all the employees belonging to any organization to make it successful. The department that organizes all employees is the Human Resources Department. The HR department is often viewed as unimportant but organizations with well-established HR functions will disagree. How Important are Employees? A company has many assets but employees are perhaps the most important one. Every function is carried out by a group of employees. Therefore, keeping employees organized and on track is a significant job. So, who does accomplish this job? The answer is the HR department. HR is responsible for handling all the issues related to the employees. Contrary to popular belief, the HR department is responsible for way more beyond being simply the communication line between the employees…