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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Get Reliable Input From Self-Appraisals?

November 2, 2010
Each year our management directs our staffers to write their own evaluations for appraisals. These written evaluations then become the basis for appraisals. Realizing that one size does not fit all companies, we nevertheless want to create some type of standardized format to use for these self-assessments. How should we structure it so we are reasonably sure that the questions generate honest responses from employees? What other pitfalls should we take note of?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Remove Subjective Appraisals

August 3, 2010
I need to make our performance appraisal process less subjective. Under our current scheme, employees give feedback about their performance using a self-appraisal form. The output of their work is then appraised by their reporting superior. I believe this creates room for bias, and I want an evaluation method that removes subjectivity to some extent. Am I being realistic? Or should I allow supervisors to use subjective measurements when evaluating employees?
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