Sweet Water University Case Essay

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Case Study – appraising the secretaries at Sweetwater University Human Resource Management By: Ayash Joshi iMBA 2012/14 Business School, Jilin University May, 30, 2013 As per the case newly appointed VP is responsible to develop appropriate evaluation and appraisal system. He needs to upgrade the ongoing traditional system with consideration of its problems and short hands. As per my study of the case I have come to few ideas regarding it. A performance appraisal is a systematic and periodic process that assesses an individual employee’s job performance and productivity in relation to certain pre-established criteria and organizational objectives. Other aspects of individual employees are considered as well, such as organizational citizenship behavior, accomplishments, potential for future improvement, strengths and weaknesses, etc. This is what should have been in the Sweet Water University but to avoid any difficulties supervisors were doing the appraisal as per their convenience without any relevant evaluation procedure. Some of the cons associated with the existing system of performance appraisal can be explained with points which are explained as: * Traditional approach: The existing so called appraisal system is more inclined towards making the employees happy rather than showing the true picture of their actual performance. Employees were evaluated with certain aspects such as their regularity personal relation with supervisors. Since no one is paid just to come at office, they need to prove their competency and dedication towards office and work. * Trait based appraisal system: It is based on the imagination and perception of the designer of the appraisal system. Trait-based appraisal systems face serious validity and reliability problems. First of all, personality characteristics is difficult to define, and it is often subject to

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