11 performance appraisal methods

Performance appraisal management material.

I. Performance appraisal methods

performance appraisal

(Tools of ) Performance appraisal methods include 11 appraisal methods / types as follows:

1. Critical incident method

This format of performance appraisal is a method which is involved identifying and describing specific incidents where employees did something really well or that needs improving during their performance period.

2. Weighted checklist method

In this style, performance appraisal is made under a method where the jobs being evaluated based on descriptive statements about effective and ineffective behavior on jobs.

3. Paired comparison analysis

This form of performance appraisal is a good way to make full use of the methods of options. There will be a list of relevant options. Each option is in comparison with the others in the list. The results will be calculated and then such option with highest score will be mostly chosen.

4. Graphic rating scales

This format is considered the oldest and most popular method to assess the employee’s performance.

In this style of performance appraisal, the management just simply does checks on the performance levels of their staff.

5. Essay Evaluation method

In this style of performance appraisal, managers/ supervisors are required to figure out the strong and weak points of staff’s behaviors. Essay evaluation method is a non-quantitative technique. It is often mixed with the method the graphic rating scale.

6. Behaviorally anchored rating scales

This formatted performance appraisal is based on making rates on behaviors or sets of indicators to determine the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of working performance. The form is a mix of the rating scale and critical incident techniques to assess performance of the staff.

7. Performance ranking method

The performance appraisal of ranking is used to assess the working performance of employees from the highest to lowest levels.

Managers will make comparisons of an employee with the others, instead of making comparison of each employee with some certain standards.

8. Management By Objectives (MBO) method

MBO is a method of performance appraisal in which managers or employers set a list of objectives and make assessments on their performance on a regular basis, and finally make rewards based on the results achieved. This method mostly cares about the results achieved (goals) but not to the way how employees can fulfill them.

9. 360 degree performance appraisal

The style of 360 degree performance appraisal is a method that employees will give confidential and anonymous assessments on their colleagues. This post also information that can be used as references for such methods of performance assessments of 720, 540, 180…

10.Forced ranking (forced distribution)

In this style of performance appraisal, employees are ranked in terms of forced allocations.

For instance, it is vital that the proportions be shared in the way that 10 or 20 % will be the highest levels of performances, while 70 or 80% will be in the middle level and the rest will be in the lowest one.

11. Behavioral Observation Scales

The method based on the scales of observation on behaviors is the one in which important tasks that workers have performed during their working time will be assessed on a regular basis.

II. Related documents

• Performance appraisal examples

• Purpose of performance appraisal

• Performance appraisal procedure

Performance appraisal handbook

III. Best performance appraisal resources

1. Phrases For Performance Appraisals

2. Employee Performance Appraisals Forms

3. Employee Performance Review: Tips, Templates & Tactics

4. Managers Guide to Performance.

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