Once again it is that time of the year when managers are required to fill up Direct Reports appraisal. While this may be routine for the manager their evaultion can determine the motivation level and career path for a direct report.
With that added responsibility, supervisors should take special care to not fall into the Raters Error Trap. What exactly is Raters Error? Very simply, it refers to the inaccuracy that makes its way into a reports appraisal results from, conscious or unconscious, bias by the rater. Cynthia Measom describes these errors, and steps to avoid these errors, lucidly in the post 9 Common Errors in Performance Appraisals. HR Management Consultant, Mubeena M. in her blog, Development of The Rater Training, goes a step further and suggests organizations should provide supervisors proper training to decrease biases, increase accuracy of evaluations, increase behavioral accuracy to improve observational skills, and finally, increase rater confidence.
For your current year, keep the bias out, and use our guide for the quickest, surest, and most efficient methods to make your performance appraisal outstanding.
Bonus : Enjoy the process, do not dread it.
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