Conducting the Appraisal Interview

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs. Step 1: Prepare Preparing for the interview is very important, having a prepared interviewer will make the interviewee more confident that the review of their performance is being done properly and this in turn will make them more likely to listen to advice given. To prepare for an appraisal the interviewer needs to make sure there are no distractions, by removing the phone etc., make sure the room is set up so that the person being reviewed is comfortable, both mentally and physically. As well as this its important that the last appraisal done with this person is looked at, so that objectives which should have been achieved can be checked and its then possible to easily build upon what has already been covered over the years with this employee. It also means that the person being reviewed will be more confident that the reviewer is trying to do everything properly. Information should also be gathered from any of managers supervising this person. The most important aspect of being prepared is that both sides of the appraisal know what the point of the meeting is, what will be happening and why it will benefit them and the organisation. A good way to get to...

Appraisals and Performance Management

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs. Performance Management Definition: To keep an organisation working as effectively and as efficiently as possible, performance management is used. It is a process where expectation and objectives are set by both the employee and employer, and every certain amount of time, these are looked at and analysed to see where improvements could be made. The annual appraisal in an organisation is a very important time of the year, it allows employees to talk to their bosses, learning and developing their skills and also it allows the bosses to find out how objectives have faired and whether everyone has performed to a high enough standard. Not only does it help with performance, but it is a way to interact and make employees feel more motivated, as it gives them an opportunity to talk to people higher up than them. Its a way of sharing understanding and building upon experiences. Objectives of an Appraisal The following defines why the need of appraisals is there and why we use them so often in today’s organisations. To help see what individuals skills and potential is, allowing a company to build a database which they can look into and see people who are right for the job, quickly, helping efficiency....

What the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible. Management Definition: The process of dealing with and controlling a certain task or person/people. Managers do things right, while leaders do the right things (Bennis and Nanus, 1985) Not all managers are leaders and, equally, not all leaders are managers (Kotter, 1990) Managers slow things down. Leaders spark the business to run smoothly and quickly. Managers talk to one another, write memos to one another. Leaders talk to their employees, talk with their employees, filling them with vision, getting them to perform at levels they didn’t think possible (Transformational Leadership). Then they simply get out of the way (Contemporary Leadership). In simple terms, management is there to enforce organisations are stable, structured and working correctly by problem solving within what they already have. Leadership looks into what is outside of the organisation, trying to visualise the future and create changes to improve the organisation. Management meets current objectives, leaders set objectives for the future. For the above to happen, both leadership and management need to be strong. Management Leadership Planning and Budgeting Establishing Direction Organisation and Staffing Aligning People Controlling and Problem Solving Motivating and Inspiring Order and Predictability...

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Definition: HRM is part of an organisation, known as a function, that is implemented to manage employees and make sure they are working to maximum efficiency and effectiveness, whilst also staying within internal and external policies and rules. The HR department in a large company often dictates what kind of culture emerges within an organisation. Another part of an Organisation is the Human Resource Management department (HRM). HRM covers a lot of ground, and on this website we will go into detail about a great deal of this. Many people think that Human Resource Management should be an after-matter, thinking that a good product and business plan is first and most important. However, without having a good set-up within the business, a good team behind you, then you aren’t likely to go far. As mentioned in the definition, the HR department often dictates what kind of culture is implemented or emerges within an organisation, therefore to achieve any corporate objectives, the HR department needs to be in line with what the people at the top of the company want. Within My HRM Book, you will find information on how HR affects a business and what can be done to change the culture, employee motivation and the effectiveness of the business as a whole. As well as this we will look at the wider context of Human Resource Management, how the department and subject fits in within the environment of an organisation and how this environment affects all of the areas of HR, which are shown below the image. More on This Subject To delve in deeper to...