Avoiding Biases in Performance Appraisals

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Avoiding Biases in Performance Appraisals

My experience indicates that while an employee is being appraised, there are certain cognitive biases which effect the performance appraisal.
Is there any process or method to remove or decrease the occurence of such biases while appraissing? Thanks for your advice...


Bilkisu Kure
Analyst, Nigeria

Objective Performance Appraisals

It's easier to remove bias from the performance appraisal process if the key performance indicators (kpis) are measurable (this is more easily done in financial institutions where the metrics are in numbers).
The key is in setting measurable KPIs and having an independent way of monitoring them, such as an automated system devoid of human intervention.


Key Responsibility Indicators

Thank you for your support. But is this applicable in every industry and function? For example in a sales team we can go by figures but what about the operations people?

Bilkisu Kure
Analyst, Nigeria

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