Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Performance Appraisal

Performance appraisal

This reflects an assessment process that seeks to assess the overall capabilities and potential of an individual or team based on past and current work behaviour and performance. This can be measured against a number of criteria, but is usually intended to address an employee's achievements compared to what they were expected to achieve.

For some jobs it is relatively easy to measure performance, but for others it can be very difficult. For example, an employee working on a machine-paced assembly line will deliver a good performance if they keep up with the pace of the line. On the other hand, how can the performance of a chief executive be measured when it can take several years for the results of their efforts ...

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