The Need to Evaluate Workers Formally Is Jennifer right about the need to evaluate workers formally? Yes, she is. It is prudent for managers to conduct appraisals once in a while because this process is beneficial to both employer and employee. The employee benefits by discovering what is expected from them and they also gain a better understanding of their employer’s needs. Appraisals also create a constructive forum for providing feedback to workers with regards to individual behavior. Through it, they get a clear perspective of their mistakes and are able remedy the situation.
Employees on the other hand are able to use the feedback to assist in planning long-term and short-term goals and objectives. Importantly, the appraisal process helps managers to make informed decisions about promotions and assignments based on pertinent facts that they have been able to collect. Selecting Appraisal Methods York (2009) defines graphic rating scale (GRS) as an appraisal technique that presents appraisers with a list of dimensions which determine an employee’s effectiveness (pg155).
In my pursuit to appraise Sales people, I chose this method because not only does it allow for quantitative comparison hence clarity in the collected data but is also very easy to develop and can be used across departments. References York, K . M. (2009). Applied Human Resource Management Issues and Experimental Exercises. California: Sage Publishers. Latham, Gary P. , and Kenneth N. Wesley. (1994)Increasing Productivity through Performance Appraisal. 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Werther, William B. , Jr. , and Keith Davis. (1989). Human Resources and Personnel Management. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.