The Ethical Performance Appraisal

The Ethical Performance Appraisal

Carrying out performance appraisals require careful attitudes and techniques on the behalf of the evaluator. So, if you are the evaluator you must ensure that before you assess and evaluate your employees and subordinates performance, the skill and technique you are about to implement is ethical. Performance appraisals carried out ethically will result into a morale boost and give the evaluated employees to improve without being subjected to humiliation in front of fellow colleagues.

In order to root out any chances of weak and inefficient performance appraisals, 360-Degree Performance Evaluation has been designed. This type of performance appraisal gives the complete and overall view of the employee. The modern facility of the web-based systems has made this task faster, easier and more thorough. Make sure to not only take information from the employee’s direct supervisor but also from fellow colleagues. This technique is highly beneficial as the employee’s performance can be thoroughly monitored even in the absence of the supervisor. Whenever need be, customers and suppliers can also contribute in the process of evaluation.

In order to carry out the performance appraisals ethically one must keep many aspects and factors in mind. Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects regarding collection and evaluation issues. Assure your respondents that their feedback will kept highly confidential and not be leaked to any unnecessary source. When the respondent has faith that his feedback will not be brought to public in his name, he will be able to provide an honest feedback. However, if the respondent fears that there is a lack of confidentiality and trust; he will give a false feedback in order to avoid any sort of possible argument and conflict. Also, the person being evaluated would most definitely prefer to have his results be kept private. However, if need be, in the case of fraud or any other sort of crime, the evaluation can be brought to public.

Implementing a rating system in order to understand the employee’s performance is also much more ethical as compared to the ranking system. An employee can be rated in comparison to a certain standard of performance. Ranking the employees in comparison to each other will promote unhealthy and unethical attitudes amongst them. To get to the topmost rank, it may happen more than often that the employees would refuse to help each other for fear of promoting the other. Also, if all the employees are efficient but there will be one who has the lowest rank. This will prove to be highly damaging and detrimental to the employee’s morale.

The evaluator or the evaluating team must consider a thorough and ethical performance appraisal. A complete, honest and strong appraisal will enhance the employee’s general performance. Fair and honest evaluation processes will help in forming a strong bond of relations amongst the supervisors and colleagues and also within the colleagues. Only then can a fruitful and productive outcome can be visibly noticed in the efficiency of the overall organization.

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