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OBI, JAMES NWOYE (2016) PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCINGPRODUCTIVITY IN AN ORGANIZATION. International Journal of Innovations in Sustainable Development, 7 (2). pp. 1-35. ISSN 2026-801x

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Corporate organizations are increasingly appreciating the importance of employee performance appraisal as a veritable tool for enhancing productivity in an organization. Performance appraisal of employees has the advantage of helping an organization to position the workforce on the jobs for which they are best suited and thus leading to improved productivity and increased organizational profitability. When employees are engaged in the performance of different tasks in an organization, it is essential to appraise their actual performance on the job to ensure that their effort is positively contributing to the achievement of organizational objectives. It is no longer fashionable to deploy employees to tasks without determining their suitability for each job. Modern organizations are no longer comfortable with just remaining competitive in their industries. They aspire to establish competitive superiority over their competitors and to post increasing profit figures for their shareholders. To achieve these objectives, organizations require thorough performance appraisal of the entire workforce to enable the firm position the right skills in the right tasks for optimum productivity. Descriptive research design was adopted in this study. Managers who are responsible for appraising the performance of their subordinates were interviewed and questionnaires used to obtain information on employees’ appraisal in the three organizations. Data obtained were carefully analyzed using tables and percentages.(Hypotheses formulation and testing were not involved in this process). Various interview sessions were held with managers who are involved in the appraisal of subordinates. The over-all result showed that performance appraisal helps an organization to position employees adequately for optimum productivity. Modern corporate organizations are therefore advised to take the issue of performance appraisal seriously and to encourage the appraising managers to remain objective about the assessment of subordinates in the interest of increased productivity in the organization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance appraisal, Optimum productivity, Workforce, Profitability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 10:25

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