Legal Aspects of Performance Appraisal

       It’s important for everyone to know their rights and obligations with respect to employment and performance management, appraisal and discipline. Here you’ll find various legal aspects of  Performance appraisal.

1. Performance appraisals should not be used in a merely punitive or retaliatory fashion. It is grossly unprofessional for a manager or supervisor to use the appraisal process to ‘get even’ with an employee who has displeased or upset them in some way.

2. Appraisals should not be used to discriminate against employees on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, pregnancy, or sexual preference.

3. Performance appraisal results should be fair, accurate and supported by evidence and examples. For instance, if an employee has poor interpersonal skills and is harming morale and group performance, the supervisor might keep a log of incidents. Co-workers may be interviewed and their views and reactions recorded. The nature and effects of the employee’s behavior should be documented. Continue reading

Performance Appraisal

     Performance Appraisal is a systematic way of reviewing and assessing the performance of an employee during a given period of time. It is a formal assessment of how well an employee is doing his or her job. A performance appraisal is based on an employee’s performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, not on the employee’s personality characteristics. The appraisal measures skills and accomplishments with reasonable accuracy and uniformity. It provides a way to help identify areas for performance enhancement and to help promote professional growth.

Employees’ performance should be evaluated regularly for many reasons. One reason is that Performance Appraisal may be necessary for validating selection devices or assessing the impact of training programs. A second reason is administrative to aid in making decisions about pay raises, promotions and training. Still the third reason is to provide feedback to employees to help them improve their present performance and plan future careers. Continue reading

Team Development

A team don’t just form and immediately start working together to accomplish great things. Teams must go through several stages before being able to function productively. An ideal team demands to select a Team Leader first. A team leader is selected on basis of necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to serve the purpose for which the team is build up. Once the team leader is selected, the team have to develop through the following four stages to  work effectively and efficiently.

Stage 1: Forming

Forming is the first stage of team development. In this stage team leader picks team members with the necessary skills and diverse backgrounds and share a vision, discuss about the team task and expectations and provide positive and constructive direction to work together. Team members are introduced to each other and begin to define what they hope to accomplish from participating on the team. Members cautiously explore the feelings of excitement, pride in being chosen; optimism along with some anxiety about the work. Continue reading

Teamwork at Workplace

    Recently Teamwork has become a very common and demanding concept irrespective of all successful organization. But what do we mean by Teamwork? Does merely a group of people’s working together is called teamwork? Let us find the answer.

Webster’s World Dictionary defined Teamwork as ” A joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group”. This does not mean that the individual is no longer important; however, it does mean that effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. Research shows that the most effective teamwork is produced when all the team members shows the following characteristics collectively. Continue reading

Total Compensation Benefit package

In human resource management, total compensation package is referred to not only money but also other benefits received by an employee for providing services to his employer. Today we will learn about the components of whole compensation package. An ideal compensation package may identify its various components as follows:

1. Fixed Pay or Base Pay

Base Compensation is one type of Compensation that refers to the basic salaries and wages given to he employees. It is normally constant at a given amount irrespective of the difference in work performance. Continue reading

Developing a Compensation Plan

Dear friends we already learned a lot about compensation management . Now we will  learn how to develop and set up a new Compensation plan in any organization. No matter which type of organization or establishment you are dealing with, every organization have to follow the following steps to establish a new compensation plan:

 1. Develop program outline

  • At first have to set an objective for the compensation program identifying the needs.
  • Establish target dated for implementation and completion
  • Determine a budget for the plan Continue reading

Compensation Management

If you ask general people what is compensation or what they mean by saying compensation, they may tell you compensation means salary, wages or overtime money paid by any company. Some may also include provident fund or gratuity.  All of them are right though the answer is not complete. Today we will learn about compensation in a broader sense. Lets learn the definition of compensation first.
Compensation management is an integral part of the management of any organization that involves balancing the work-employee relation by providing monetary and non-monetary benefits to employees  in exchange for work performed.Compensation strategy is derived from the business strategy. The business goals and objectives are aligned with the HR strategies. Then the compensation committee or the concerned authority formulates the compensation strategy. It depends on both internal and external factors as well as the life cycle of an organization. Continue reading