Mismatch in Performance Appraisals: Actions from Last Year are Rewarded/Punished This Year

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Rommel Aniag
Director, Saudi Arabia

Mismatch in Performance Appraisals: Actions from Last Year are Rewarded/Punished This Year

It has always been my concern that the traditional way of determining the compensation of an employee is on the basis (almost always) of what he has done in the past (good or bad) and not so much (if at all its considered), what he is capable of (or will be) doing for the next period.
During appraisal season, I have often grappled with the dilemma of "punishing" an employee for mistakes committed in the past year (and for which he has learned from), reflecting it his appraisal. Which eventually directly affects his supposed annual increase (or lack thereof).
My argument is that when the employee has clearly learned his lesson and will not likely succumb to the same mistakes, he should not be made to carry that mistake into his future take home pays, for an entire period, for he has learned his lessons about it. Our HR Director has often disagreed with me on this matter. It seems that I am a lonely voice coming from this perspective. Please share your thoughts.


Trevor Akpomughe
Communication, Nigeria

Actions Yesterday. Rewarded / Punished This Year

I disagree with your opinion. So what is the consequence of the employee's bad performance? When wil... Sign up

Joseph Sghendo
Director, Malta

A Case of Mismatch: Actions Yesterday. Rewarded/punished This Year

Is there anyone on this planet that does not make mistakes? Mistakes are part of the learning curve ... Sign up

Hans Joergen Pedersen, Denmark

A Case of Mismatch: Actions Yesterday / Punished This Year.

An interesting way of putting it.. I take, you consider pay raises as a right? Otherwise, I don't se... Sign up

Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Present is Important

Rommel, you are not alone. Microsoft also considers a past is past, no matter good or bad. They don'... Sign up

Reginald Mathe Mazibuko
Director, South Africa

A Case of Mismatch

I agree with your opinion. Performance appraisals should be a tool used to enhance one's performance... Sign up


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