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Ch 6: Performance Appraisals: HRM Lesson Plans

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The Performance Appraisals chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the benefits, challenges and types of performance appraisals in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Performance Appraisals chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayPerformance appraisals: benefits, challenges and usesDefinition and importance of performance appraisals; administrative and developmental uses of performance appraisals
TuesdayKey elements and types of performance appraisalsReliability, sensitivity, validity and other important characteristics of performance appraisals; behavioral, trait and result-oriented performance appraisals
WednesdayCommon appraisal methodsSix common appraisal methods, including behavioral anchored rating scales (BARS), critical incident, forced choice, forced distribution, graphic rating scale and narratives
ThursdayEmployee evaluations: checkpoints and forms Forms of employee appraisals, including 360 degree feedback, management by objective (MBO), self-assessment and top-down; appraisal intervals and evaluation criteria
FridayJob dissatisfaction: causes, reasons and employee responsesHistorical overview of MBO and worker inclusion

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Performance Appraisals: HRM Lesson Plans
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Performance Appraisals: Benefits and Challenges

1. Performance Appraisals: Benefits and Challenges

Many companies use performance appraisals to assess the performance of their employees. While performance appraisals provide some notable benefits, they are not without challenges. In this lesson, we'll explore these benefits and challenges.

Uses of Performance Appraisals: Administrative and Developmental

2. Uses of Performance Appraisals: Administrative and Developmental

Performance appraisals can serve multiple purposes in an organization. In this lesson, you'll learn how they can be used as an administrative tool and as a developmental tool. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Importance of Reliability, Acceptability, Sensitivity & Practicality in Performance Appraisals

3. Importance of Reliability, Acceptability, Sensitivity & Practicality in Performance Appraisals

A tool is only valuable if it is useful. The same holds true for performance appraisals. In this lesson, you'll learn that effective performance appraisals meet the requirements of relevance, sensitivity, reliability, acceptability and practicality.

Types of Performance Appraisal: Trait, Behavioral & Results

4. Types of Performance Appraisal: Trait, Behavioral & Results

Performance appraisals help organizations and their members measure performance. In this lesson, you'll learn about different standards, or criteria, used in performance appraisals, including trait, competencies, behavioral and results.

Common Appraisal Methods 1: Critical Incident, Graphic Rating Scale & BARS

5. Common Appraisal Methods 1: Critical Incident, Graphic Rating Scale & BARS

Pretty much every working person gets his performance evaluated at some point. In this lesson, you'll learn about different methods used in performance appraisals, including the critical incident, graphic rating scales and BARS method.

Common Appraisal Methods 2: Narratives, Forced Choice & Forced Distribution

6. Common Appraisal Methods 2: Narratives, Forced Choice & Forced Distribution

An important part of performance management is designing and implementing performance appraisals. In this lesson, you'll learn about different methods used for performance appraisals, including narratives, the forced choice technique and forced distribution.

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

7. Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

Employee evaluations are a way managers can assess job performance and provide feedback to employees. An employee's performance is measured using various types of evaluation systems, including top-down appraisal, management by objectives (MBO), self-assessment and 360 degree feedback.

What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

8. What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

Management by objective (MBO) changed the way many companies worked and functioned. With MBO, employees' input was sought out and used to help develop the goals and objectives for the organization.

Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

9. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.

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