Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology provides full coverage of the British Psychological Society's training requirements for becoming a chartered occupational psychologist and complies with European training guidelines for industrial, work, and organizational psychology. This book will prompt and inspire further reading and research as well as ideas for dissertations, problem formulation and the creative application of knowledge to various situations.

Performance Appraisal and Career Development

Performance appraisal and career development

‘Cheshire-Puss,’ said Alice, ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

‘I don't care much where …’ said Alice.

‘Then it doesn't matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

‘… so long as I get somewhere,’ Alice added as an explanation.

‘Oh, you're sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if only you walk long enough.’

(Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)


Nowadays the terms ‘performance appraisal’ (PA) and ‘performance management’ are used synonymously. Both involve measuring employee performance, generating information central to decisions about the recruitment, use and maintenance of human resources. The increase in formality of performance management in recent ...

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