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Performance Appraisal: State of the Art in Practice

Performance Appraisal: State of the Art in Practice

James W. Smither (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-90945-1 April 1998 Pfeiffer 608 Pages


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A research-based guide to performance appraisal written for real-world practitioners
A timely, useful and practical collection of chapters confronting and posing solutions to some of the more thorny performance management problems and dilemmas facing HR practitioners today. Practitioners would be wise to acquire this informative volume and to use it as a tool for developing leading-edge performance management systems.
--Edward M. Mone, HR division manager/strategic planning and development, AT&T
Part of the successful SIOP (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology) series, this book fulfills the practitioner?s long-standing need for a research-based guide to the best performance appraisal practices currently in use. Addressing an issue vital to all organizations, it introduces readers to thought and theories on the cutting-edge of their profession. Plus, it provides nuts-and-bolts guidance to a broad spectrum of timely issues such as legality, fairness, team settings, and incentive programs. A seamless fusion of state-of-the-art research and practical application, it will prove of great interest to both academics and practitioners in the field looking for ways to elevate and refine their craft.

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Foreword -
Manual London.


The Authors.


1. Effective Performance Management: A Focus on Precison, Customers, and Situational Constraints.

2. Current Legal Issues in Performance Appraisal.

3. International Performance Measuement and Management.

4. Performance Appraisal in a Quality Context: A New Look at an Old Problem.

5. Games Raters Play: Politics, Strategies and Impression Management in Performance Appraisal.


6. Creating Performance Management Systems That Promote Perceptions of Fairness.

7. Performance Appraisal in Team Settings.

8. Using Multisource Feedback for Employee Development and Personnel Decisions.

9. The Advantage and Pitfalls of Self-Assessment in Organizations.

10. Evaluating Executive Performance.

11. Training Raters to Increase the Accuracy of Appraisals and the Usefulness of Feedback.


12. Linking Appraisals to Individual Development and Training.

13. Performance-Based Pay Plans.

14. Lessons Learrned: Research Implications for Performance Appraisal and Management Practices.

Name Index.

Subject Index.