Performance Management and Appraisal

How can you tell if your employees are doing their jobs well enough to reach the goals of your organization? A performance appraisal is an objective, standardized approach to evaluating an employee's work, often used in making decisions about that employee. However, they are not just specific to individual employees. Performance appraisals can be used to plan careers as well as evaluate an entire organization's progress towards its goals.

COHRE will work with your organization to either evaluate your current performance appraisal system or help you create a new one that will better capture the nuances of more unique jobs that may have been overlooked in another system. In addition, we can evaluate processes and procedures that have an organization-wide impact and make suggestions as to how you can improve your performance as a whole entity.

COHRE's approach for performance appraisals is to first evaluate the current performance appraisal system's effectiveness, regardless of whether this is the final goal or a step on the way to a new approach. Once the system has been evaluated, any recommendations for improvement will be given. Then, if a new system is being designed, research will be done on which type of performance appraisal system would be most effective for your organization.

Based on this research, a new performance appraisal system will be developed. When it has been completed, the performance appraisal approach will come full circle with the evaluation of the new system. Details on some of the potential projects associated with performance appraisal are listed below.

  • Developing a Performance Appraisal System
  • Evaluating Existing Performance Appraisal Systems
  • Organizational Performance Measurement

Being able to measure how well your employees are performing is an important part of many other Human Resource-related processes. Without an accurate measure, excellent employees cannot be rewarded appropriately and poor employees cannot be disciplined accordingly. A performance appraisal system that fits your organization and your employees will enable you to make correct decisions with a positive, company-wide impact.