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


 
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Mismatch in Performance Appraisals: Actions from Last Year are Rewarded/Punished This Year
Rommel Aniag, Director, Saudi Arabia, Member
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....Sign up
 

 
Actions Yesterday. Rewarded / Punished This Year
Trevor Akpomughe, Communication, Nigeria, Member
I disagree with your opinion. So what is the consequence of the employee's bad performance? When will that consequence be meted out? You don't ...Sign up
 

 
A Case of Mismatch: Actions Yesterday. Rewarded/punished This Year
Joseph , Director, Malta, Member
Is there anyone on this planet that does not make mistakes? Mistakes are part of the learning curve and, in my opinion, they should be considered as a...Sign up
 

 
A Case of Mismatch: Actions Yesterday / Punished This Year.
Hans Joergen Pedersen
An interesting way of putting it.. I take, you consider pay raises as a right? Otherwise, I don't see the sense of saying that a lack of an ann...Sign up
 

 
Present is Important
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
Rommel, you are not alone. Microsoft also considers a past is past, no matter good or bad. They don't reward for past performance because it is the jo...Sign up
 

 
A Case of Mismatch
Reginald Mathe Mazibuko, Director, South Africa, Member
I agree with your opinion. Performance appraisals should be a tool used to enhance one's performance. I was a victim of performance appraisal i...Sign up
 

 
 


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