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Genevieve Northup
Editor, Germany
One inherent risk in the use of performance evaluations is that they may become the basis for or evidence in workplace discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuits. Based on an analysis of court proceedings in such lawsuits, researchers developed indicators to make performance appraisals defendable. According to them, companies should consider the following in developing and executing appraisals that can withstand legal proceedings: RESPONSIBILITIES AND CAPABILITIES: Use performance criteria that are based on responsibilities and tasks of the position, as well as the capabilities of the employee necessary to successfully complete such requirements (Kreitner, 2009, p. 276, 283). BEHAVIOR: The basis of your evaluation should be an individual's behavior rather than an individual’s characteristics. (Kreitner, 2009, p. 283). In doing so, managers remain focused on “how” well employees accomplish requirements (Kreitner, 2009, p. 283). TRAINING AND INSTRUCTIONS: Revi (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Tips for Successfully Implementing Performance Appraisal Techniques

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Positive Intent of Performance Appraisal

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  Ed Neri
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  ANDRES RENDON
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Legal Performance Evaluation Tips

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  Bernie Althofer
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Developing and Executing Performance Appraisals that Can Withstand Legal Proceedings

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