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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Creating An Effective Team Member Appraisal System

Creating a new performance appraisal system is a difficult undertaking. It's even more difficult if the organization doesn't have a logical, well-tested, step-by-step process to follow in developing their new procedure.

Here are ten tips that will help any company create a new performance evaluation system that will provide useful data and be enthusiastically supported by all system users.

  1. Get top management actively involved
  2. Establish the criteria for an ideal system
  3. Appoint an Implementation Team
  4. Design the form first
  5. Build your mission, vision, values, and core competencies into the form
  6. Assure on-going communication
  7. Train all appraisers
  8. Orient all appraisees
  9. Use the results
  10. Monitor and revise the program
Read Dick Grote's entire article here.

BOTTOMLINE: A company's performance appraisal process is critically important. It answers the two questions that every member of an organization wants to know: 1) What do you expect of me? and 2) How am I doing at meeting your expectations? Using these ten tips will help you develop or select a system to will give accurate and complete answers to everyone.

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