Brenda Jackson, a newly hired human resources manager, has been on the job for approximately six months and is in the process of trying to create a new performance appraisal system for her employer, Starbrite Manufacturing Systems. Brenda has reviewed the company’s current employee files and has noted that no formal performance appraisals exist in the files. This situation is of great concern to Brenda. In response, Brenda schedules a meeting with the CEO to discuss her concerns and to gain his support to ultimately recommend the designing of a new performance appraisal systen1. After the meeting, Brenda is happy at gaining the CEO’s approval but starts to feel overwheln1ed at the large task she has in pulling the new performance management system together. This is where you come in to help Brenda by answering the following questions.
1 Discuss the performance management process highlighted in the chapter and how it will aid Brenda in creating this new performance appraisal system for her employer.
2 Discuss and suggest the type of appraisal methods that Brenda should recommend the company use.
3 Discuss the rating errors that Brenda must be aware of and how these can be avoided.
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Assignment 3: Performance Management Case Study (Individual) Description Your assignment is to read the Case Incident – A Performance Dilemma at the end of Chapter 10, Performance Management on p. 210 of your text and answer the questions after the case. This should be a maximum of 3 pages, double -spaced. Please use 12 point f ont and either Times New Roman or Arial (choose one and use it throughout your paper). Please ensure your name is on the Title Page – this page does not count as one of the 3 pages. You should have at least three references (the text plus the two other so urces). The References page does not count as one of the 3 pages. A note: the maximum is 3 double -spaced pages, not including the Title Page or References Page. ***************** If you haven’t written a paper in a while……..here are some suggestions on how to do this. 1. Don’t panic, this is do -able. Don’t leave it to the last minute. 2. Read the complete Chapter 10 in the text first. 4. Consider what you already know about performance appraisal from your experience in the Army. When you are appraised , is it done well? Has it been useful for you? When you are appraising others, do you do it well? Do you provide useful feedback? Has it been useful in other areas of HR for the employee concerned? 5. Now think about the current situation of the case i ncident. Jot down some initial thoughts and begin to form your opinion about whether or not they should create a formal system. 6. Begin to research and look for useful articles about performance appraisal. Search the web, use the BoothU library above. Cite everything as you go – use APA (complete the Citation Exercise if you haven’t already done so) 7. The process: • Begin the draft of your paper – start with a brief overview of the situation (max a half page) • Answer each question briefly but completely • be gin to address the questions using your research to back up your opinion • Summarize – basically repeat the original situation, identify the range of questions, note that you answered them and repeat the recommendation (this should be max one page – don’t re peat the whole paper, this summarizes the paper). 8. Submit as a Word doc on the Populii -Assignment 3. This assignment is also practice for your final Assignment #4 – the Research Paper