So far I have seen that role of HR in Perfomance Appraisal is only limited to documenting the rating and send it to payroll for performance bonus or increment.
Appraisal in most of the companys these is done by immediate manager/supervisor and then ratings are forwarded to HR
I wud really appreciate all the seniors or those handling performance appraisal in their respective compnys cud give more information on this.
Yes - what you say is true that today HR is able to play only limited role in Performance Appraisal. This almost ends up in a ritual.
However HR can and should play a major role in "PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT" How do we ensure that performance appraisal process is used to ENHANCE the preformance. Is everything ok with the performance and the appraisal - are people achieveing what they had planned? are they feeling motivated - are they ready to take stretch targets, how the immediate superior is coaching and guiding them to achieve even better performance, is there a thought process which will identify the inputs required to develop the individual.
HR's role is to establish this process of performance management.
Every department head and section head needs to contribute to Human Resource Development of thier own people -which in turn will benefit these functions perform better.
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