Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Performance appraisal can occur in two ways, informally or systematically. The informal appraisal is conducted whenever the supervisor feels it necessary. The day-to-day working relationship between a manager and an employee offers an opportunity for the employee’s performance to be judged. This judgment is communicated through conversation on the job, over coffee, or by on-the-spot examination of a particular piece of work. Informal appraisal is especially appropriate when time is an issue. The longer feedback is delayed, the less likely it is to motivate behavior change. Frequent informal feedback to employees can also prevent surprises when the formal evaluation is communicated. However, informal appraisal can become too informal.
A senior executive at a big auto maker so dreaded face-to-face evaluations that he recently delivered one manager’s review while both sat in adjoining stalls in the men’s room. The boss told the startled subordinate: “I haven’t had a chance to give you a performance appraisal this year. Your bonus is going to be 20%. I am really happy with your performance.”
A systematic appraisal is used when the contact between manager and employee is formal, and a system is in place to report managerial impressions and observations on employee performance. Although informal appraisal is useful, it should not take the place of formal appraisal. Even some Chief Executive Officers receive and indeed often want formal appraisal.

Appraisal Responsibilities
The appraisal process can be quite beneficial to the organization and to the individuals involved if done properly. It also can be the source of a great deal of discontent. The manager does the actual appraising of the employee, using the procedures developed by the HR unit. As the formal system is being developed, the manager usually offers input on how the final system will work. Only rarely does an HR specialist actually rate a manager’s employees.

Appraisals typically are conducted once or twice a year, most often annually, near the employee’s anniversary date. For new employees, common timing is to conduct an appraisal 90 days after employment, again at six months, and annually thereafter. “Probationary” or new employees, or those who are new and in a trial period, should be evaluated frequently—perhaps weekly for the first month and monthly thereafter until the end of the introductory period for new employees. After that, annual reviews may be sufficient. Indeed, some argue that performance can be appraised too often.
Some companies in high-technology fields are promising accelerated appraisals— six months instead of a year—so that employees receive more frequent raises. The result for some companies has been a reduction in turnover among these very turnover-prone employees.
A regular time interval is a feature of systematic appraisals that distinguishes them from informal appraisals. Both employees and managers are aware that performance will be reviewed on a regular basis, and they can plan for performance discussions. In addition, informal appraisals should be conducted whenever a manager feels they are desirable.

Many experts argue that the timing of performance appraisals and pay discussions should be different. The major reason for this view is that employees often focus more on the pay amount than on what they have done well or need to improve. Sometimes managers may manipulate performance appraisal ratings to justify the desired pay treatment for a given individual .


  1. Hi

    I read this post 2 times. It is very useful.

    Pls try to keep posting.

    Let me show other source that may be good for community.

    Source: Employee appraisal process

    Best regards


  2. That is very interesting; you are a very skilled blogger. I have shared your website in my social networks..!

    Digital Marketing Services in Chennai

    Digital Marketing Company in Chennai

  3. i like this latest version which is very much amazing and these features are really lovable and thus i got more information which is very much attractive and beautiful.

    Best Informatica Training Institute in Chennai

  4. This blog is very well done and it is really super as well as i got more interesting news. It is fantastic and fabulous too.

    cognos Training in Chennai

  5. Very nice post here and thanks for it .I always like and such a super contents of these post.Excellent and very cool idea and great content of different kinds of the valuable information's.
    GMAT Training in Chennai

  6. This is extremely helpful info!! Very good work. It is very interesting to learn and easy to understood. Thank you for giving information. Please let us know and more information get post to link.

    Fresher Jobs in Chennai
    Fresher Jobs in Delhi
    Fresher Jobs in Bangalore
    Fresher Jobs in Kolkata

  7. It's interesting that many of the bloggers to helped clarify a few things for me as well as giving.Most of ideas can be nice content.The people to give them a good shake to get your point and across the command .
    Manpower Services in Chennai

  8. I just see the post i am so happy to the communication science post of information's.So I have really enjoyed and reading your blogs for these posts.Any way I’ll be replay for your great thinks and I hope you post again soon.

    Digital Marketing Company in Chennai

  9. I think great site for these post and i am read the most of contents have useful for my Carrier.Thanks for these useful information.Any information are commands like to share him.

    Oracle Training in Chennai

  10. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions.You can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it..
    SAS Training in Chennai
    Salesforce Training in Chennai
    PHP Training in Chennai

  11. This information really worth saying, i think you are master of the content and thank you so much sharing that valuable information and get new skills after refer that post.
    Best Interior Designers in Chennai
    Interior Designers in Chennai

  12. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.Thanks for sharing this information,this is useful to me...
    Android Training in Chennai
    Ios Training in Chennai

  13. The post is very nice. It is used to gather in many information. Thanks for sharing blog post and
    android training in chennai

  14. The post is very nice. It is used to gather in many information. Thanks for sharing blog post and Its very useful to me. Wonderful blog. android training in chennai

  15. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.Thanks for sharing this information,this is useful to me...
    Android Training in Chennai
    Ios Training in Chennai

  16. This blog is having the general information. Got a creative work and this is very different one.We have to develop our creativity mind.This blog helps for this. Thank you for this blog. This is very interesting and useful.

    Digital Marketing Company in India
    Web Development Company in India
    Web Design Company in Chennai
    Android app development company in Chennai

  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

  18. i really like this blog.And i got more information's from this blog.thanks for sharing!!!!
    SEO Company in Chennai
    SEO Company in India

  19. this is very nice post and thanks for sharing this wonderful information to us.i really would like to appreciate to your attention for us.

    Base SAS Training in chennai

  20. It's a wonderful post and very helpful, thanks for all this information. You are including better information regarding this topic in an effective way.Thank you so much.

    Allergy Medicines
    Ayurvedic Medicine For Immunity
    Hyperpigmentation cream
    Viral Fever Medicines

  21. Thanks for appreciating. Really means and inspires a lot to hear from you guys.I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work..Believe me, This is very helpful for me.
    Logistics management software
    Manufacturing ERP
    Oil and gas ERP

  22. Really it was an awesome article...very interesting to read..You have provided an nice article....Thanks for sharing..
    Android Training in Chennai
    Ios Training in Chennai

  23. The article is very different in the topic points and the way of contribution is good.

    Python Training in Chennai


  24. This blog was very useful for me waiting for more blog.

    SAP MM Training in Chennai

  25. This is incredible posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back very soon. Also share with my community and friends about this.
    Website development company in bangalore
    Website Design and Development Services in Bangalore
    eCommerce Website developers in bangalore
    Outsource magento ecommerce services india

  26. I got lot of information from your blog.And thanks for sharing!!!!
    SAP Basis Training in Chennai

  27. As you have now understood the usage of ‘Record and Playback’ tool, the following are the different posts using which you can explore the functioning of ‘Selenium IDE’
    selenium Training in chennai