Comparing Appraisals with Examinations

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Comparing Appraisals with Examinations
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member
Appraisals are to employees what examinations are to students.
Examinations have undergone several changes and so have appraisals. I try to list some features and hope with this similarity our understanding of appraisal systems will improve.
1. Examinations used to be annual - now more tests are given. In too many companies, the appraisal system still remains an annual exercise.
2. Examinations used to be descriptive and bring out creativity of people. In order to be more objective they have become multiple choice systems. The same has happened to appraisals. A mix of descriptive and multiple choice questions could be better.
3. In examinations, only the examiners examine. Likewise in most appraisal systems the appraisor decides everything. Some level of self appraisal could be better.
4. Overall examination systems have a better reputation than appraisal systems.
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Comparing Appraisals with Examinations
Seema Mubashar, HR professional, Pakistan, Member
Jagdish... I have the same thinking about similarity between exams & appraisals.. But in my view,
5. Appraisals are more complex, and
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Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member
7. Appraisals are more subjective than examinations.
8. Expectation - reality gap in appraisals is often bigger than in examination...Sign up

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