Performance appraisal

Performance Appraisal

The meaning of the word “appraisal” is “to fix a price or value for something”. This is used in finance in terms such as project appraisal or financial appraisal where a value is attached to a project. Similarly performance appraisal is a process in which one values the employee contribution and worth to the organisation.

The objectives of performance appraisal are:

1.To help better current performances

2. To help in development of the employee.

3.To determine training and development needs.

4. To give employee feedback and counsel them

5. To review performance for salary purposes.

Employees across the entire organisation are appraised of their performance. This could be done annually, twice a year, periodically depending the need of the organisation

The various kinds of performance appraisal systems are:

1.Personality based performance appraisal system:

Here the appraiser is supposed to rate the personality traits of the person being appraised.

This is not in much in organisations as it very subjective and judgmental. It could also be biased and prejudiced.

2.Competence based performance appraisal system:

Here the job analysis is used and the employee is appraised for the skills he exhibits. For e.g. if his job entails dealing with the clients then he is judged foe his effectiveness in dealing with them. This enables both the organisation and the employee as to what deficiencies are to be overcome and can be useful in providing training to the employee to better his performance.

Result based performance appraisal system:

This system concentrates on the final results achieved by the employee irrespective of his personality or deficiencies. This is totally related to the job and concentrates on the end results that are more important to the organisation.

The performance appraisal system has to be transparent and the employee should be taken into full confidence. In many cases employees themselves are given a chance to conduct a self-appraisal. Performance appraisal is a case of joint problem solving by the organisation and the employee. However the organisation must also take care of future potential and not get bogged down by current performance.

Normally the immediate supervisor does the appraisal. Some organisations also have a peer group performance appraisal where colleagues rate the performance.

The HR person must also ensure that line managers are properly trained for carrying out the appraisal including interviewing techniques and on how to give feedback. The managers must also be trained to look at the cases objectively outside of their personal opinion of the candidate.


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  • ujeli

    i want performance appraisal questionaire plz

    im doing my pg in hr

  • ujeli

    plz sir send me a format of performance appraisal ouesstionaire

  • nitesh

    i am 2nd year MBA student. i have to sub mit a project on performance appraisal system.could you plz tell me about the various companies in mumbai following the system. the related questioner, their reviews and if they need some changes?


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    im doing my pg in hr

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  • rekha nair

    Please mail me a perfect format of the appraisal letter.


  • chandra


    i am a MBA student. as a partial fullfilment of my course i have to do a project. i would like to do project on 360 performance appraisal. so kindly send me a rough prject report on above mentioned topic

    yours faithfully chandra

  • Pradnya

    Hello,, Pls brief me more about which org is using which type of appraisal methods. Pros & cons of various appraisal methods.

  • Tarun C Sharma


    I am a BBA ty student i am doing a project on performance appraisal i need a questionnaire of that topic so plz kindly send me the a rough questionnaire regarding that……my emaik id is…..

  • hello

    hello, i want 2 know about 720 desgree performance appraisal an u tell me what is 720 desgree performance appraisal.


    sir i m preparing my research project on comparitive study on performance appraisal methods.can u plz send me the rough copy of quesstionnaire.i will be highly oblidged to u

  • savita


    I want to which performance Appraisal system is best used by companies for PMS.

  • bhargavi

    sir, i am doing project regarding the performance appraisal.

    I request you to send me some model questionnaires?

  • Iam pursuing my 3rd yr MCA.In fulfillment of the course iam intersted to to a project in the performance appraisal system.I would like to get the details of the modules tht could be included in the project and the initial techniques for the evaluation.

  • khimya

    hello i doing a project on performance appraisal of workers and managment in textile industrycould u please help.

  • Dhivya lakshmi

    Sir, i am MBA student.I want complete matter of Performance appraisal

  • Muhammad Panah

    i am doing my MBA & i am in final stage & i have to submitt the project proposal please help me in this regard.

    thanks & regards

    Muhammad Panah

  • Amarnath

    Hi this is Amarnath.I’m doing a project in 360 degree Appraisal.So send 360 degree performance appraisal questionaire plz

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  • sakshi

    sir i m preparing my research project on comparitive study on performance appraisal methods.can u plz send me the rough copy of quesstionnaire.i will be highly oblidged to u

    n sum project material

  • rinu mathew

    hai,am doin my final year mba project on performance would be nice if u guide me with a sample questionnaire on the above topic

  • miteshmerwana


    I want appraisal formate please send me mail.

    thanks N Regards

    Mitesh Merwana – Gujarat

    Mobile No. 98248 50654

  • satyanarayana gupta.k.v

    dear sir,

    i am a M.B.A(HRD) student.i like to do a project related to ‘performance appraisal gap analysis’ i get a project in individual production report.with that i need some Questionnaireabout this topic


  • k nagaraja

    i want to know which method is better to evoluate performence of the employee

  • hello sir my name is anitha

    iam studying PGDM-HR and i would like to do a project on performance appraisal system in an pharmacitical industry and i would like to how to prepare the questionare and please guide me and help me for my project…

  • Nushra

    a BBA studentin University of South Eastern in Sri Lanka as a partial fullfilment of my cource there a Desitation i would like to do Desitation on “How performance appraisal Identify the training needs and employee development”so u may kindly send me a rough prject report on above mentioned topic yours faithfully


    University of South Eastern of SriLanka




  • plz send pa information . i waitig for your information.

  • aditi

    sir iam a mba student and i will be doing summerintrnship in hrm what topic should i take in for my intrnship

  • sukanti

    Send me a appraisal letter format

  • sonia

    hi,i’m a final year MBA student,can you please help me my project is about perfomance appraisal

  • rajesh

    Hi, I am rajesh working for a media company the company has promoted me and promised to revise my salary on April -may but it has not been done yet please advice me how to write a letter to the superiors to make a reminder on this…

  • Praba Joseph

    im a final yr BBM student doing my internship in USL. i have been given a project on Performance Management System. i i have been asked to find out the current trends in PMS and its usage in FMCG companies. Kindly send me a report on the above and this is required urgently because im working only for 4 more weeks here before which i have to complete the project. pls do send some sample appraisal forms too.

  • hiiii i have need the questionaire on performance appraisal.
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  • srimurugan

    Hai, myself srimurugan doing MBA first year in karpagam engineering college coimbatore. I am in need of ideas to do my summer project on Performance Management. I dont have ideas about project. Do assist me to do an excellent project.

    Thanking you for the anticipation of doing the needful.

  • bosky christopher

    was due for an increment effective april 2008 but because i put in my papers on april 22, 2008 my revised pay was not granted. am currently serving one-month notice period. is the company right in legally withholding my hike.

  • hello sir,
    i have done msw nd working as hr specialist one of the NGO. i just wanted to know in Ngo which type of performance appraisal should be used?

  • Ritu

    want to know basically what all work supposed to do by HR dept.

  • shalini

    i am doing a project on performance apprasial applying 180 degree method. plz send me questionnares on performance apprasial

  • balaram


    I just wanted to learn 360 degree & BSC Would you mind to help me in this /
    Further, I am looking for your help to frame a customized PA Format which is not a 360.

    Can i expect some formats from which i can customize as per my requirement.



    HI Friends i need questionnaire for employee welfare.could u send to me

  • kibuuka julius

    discuss the factors that affect individual performance in an organization
    present a case for joint performance appraisal

  • Shashi

    I think performance apprisal depends upon organisation. I have not found any good performance apprisal system in agri based NGO. It is very difficult to quntify the field result. If you have some idea about this please share with me.  

  • Ankushthakur349

    Hello Sir, i am doing my project on performance appraisal. can u send me a sample questionaire plzzz..on the base on all insurance company..Anku

  • Bantei Sawian

    can someone please
    send me the questionnaire of key result areas?

  • Vanishree R


    i want to know the steps involve in performance appraisal and performace evaluation

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  • Dines Kumar

    what is the meaning jalpan

  • Boyina Balanagaraju

    I am doing a project on performance appraisal plzz send me a sample quwstionnaire

  • Shaunarwright

    i need to see how one look, a proformance appraisal please.

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  • Vvramavat

    how to prepare synopsis plz help me