Scope And Objective
Performance appraisal (PA), also referred to as performance review, performance evaluation, career development discussion, or employee appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an employee is documented and evaluated. Performance appraisals are a part of career development and consist of regular reviews of employee performance within organisations. Performance management systems are employed "to manage and align" an organisation's resources in order to achieve the highest possible outcome.
How employee performance is managed determines to a large extent the success or failure of the organisation. Therefore, improving PA for everyone should be among the highest priorities of contemporary organisations.
In this assignment, you can choose to conduct a survey or a case study to explore the implementation of performance appraisal in a school or an educational institution. This assignment requires that you prepare a report on performance appraisal of between 20 and 30 pages on a selected topic.
You can prepare your case study based on the following sub topics:
•Objective of performance appraisal
•Method of performance appraisal
•Issues and challenges of performance appraisal
•Performance appraisal and school improvement
•Suggestions to improve performance appraisal
•Any other related topic
Assignment (Individual Work Only)
Conduct a case study on any issues related to the topics suggested above and write a report based on the format given below:
•Results and Discussion
•Recommendations and Conclusion
You can choose to do a mini survey with a small group of respondents (20 to 30) or interview two to three key personnel on the topic selected.
Before you begin writing, follow these guidelines to help you prepare and finalise the case study report:
Drafting the Case
Once you have gathered the necessary information, a draft of your analysis should include these sections:
The introduction should cover the following aspects:
•Set the scene: background information, relevant facts, and the most important issues.
•Identify the key problems and issues in the case study.
•Demonstrate that you have researched the problems in this case study.
•Formulate research objectives and questions or thesis statement
The literature review should include the following aspects:
•The prevailing theories related to the study
•Recent and current research studies relevant to the study
•The gap between existing theories and research, and the research under study
•Implications of those theories and research findings and how they provide justifications to your study
The methodology component should provide information and discussion on the Following aspects:
•Sampling and population
•Data collection procedure
•Framework of data analysis
Result and Discussion
The result and discussion should provide information and discussion on the following aspects:
•Discussion supported by literature and past studies
Recommendations and Conclusion
The chapter should provide information on the following aspects:
•Proposed Solution (provide one specific and realistic solution, explain why this solution was chosen, support this solution with solid evidence, concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures), outside research, personal experience (anecdotes)
•Determine and discuss specific strategies for accomplishing the proposed solution.
•If applicable, recommend further action to resolve some of the issues
•What should be done and who should do it?