Author Archives: Kara Basking

Performance Appraisal And The Dangers Of Using 360 Feedback

This article appeared in the HR Executive Magazine by David Lassiter There is a rising demand in organizations for improved performance and results. American business, in serious trouble during the 1970’s and 80’s, led the way in finding new approaches and processes to boost performance. Today, organizations in all sectors, including government, are similarly challenged to […]

Performance Appraisal Definitions

Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) are developed for employees at any point in the appraisal cycle when performance becomes Level 1 (unacceptable) in one or more critical elements. This plan affords an employee the opportunity to demonstrate acceptable performance and it is developed with specific guidance provided by a servicing human resources office. Performance Management is […]

Performance Appraisal Do’s and Don’ts

As the year begins, so does the annual management task of delivering performance appraisal reviews. More than 70 million Americans go through this annual ritual, yet most of us dread both giving and receiving performance reviews. Some people claim that the annual performance appraisal review is “one of the most frightening and degrading experiences in every […]

Performance Appraisal and Participating in Your Own Performance Appraisal

The Pre-appraisal Checklist and Preparing for the Appraisal By: Berkeley University Be sure your supervisor notifies you of the date, and that you have enough time to prepare. A conference room is a good choice for privacy and no interruptions. Be sure your supervisor schedules enough time for discussion [1 – 1-1/2 hours]. Gather: the […]