Cases in Human Resource Management provides students with insights into common challenges, dilemmas, and issues human resource managers face in the workplace. Using a wide variety of well-known companies and organizations, author David Kimball engages students with original, real-world cases that illustrate HRM topics and functions in action. Each case is designed to encourage students to find new solutions to human resource issues and to stimulate class discussion. Case questions challenge students to think critically, apply concepts, and develop their HRM skills. The contents are organized using the same topical coverage and structure as most HRM textbooks, making Kimball the ideal companion for any introductory HRM course.

Performance Management and Appraisal

Performance Management and Appraisal
Performance Management and Appraisal
Case 8.1. Why Do We Conduct Performance Appraisals? Jennee LeBeau and the Case of the Missing Performance Appraisal System

Jennee LeBeau was very excited to be hired as the director of human resources at Sunshine Hotels. Her office was located at the Main Island Hotel. Jennee spent her first year at Sunshine Hotels getting used to the processes used by HR. She spent most of her time in her office at Main Island Hotels. She didn’t get to visit the other two Sunshine Hotels very often. Jennee’s employees in HR like her hands-off supervisory style. However, they also feel she would be an even better supervisor if she left her office and interacted with the employees more often.

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