Performance Appraisal


Organizations typically envision competency based performance appraisal as providing aunifying framework among the different human resource functions. As a building block toward an integrated human resource system, competency models provide a broadoverview of the capabilities required to perform successfully within an organization.Entrenched with traditional job analytic information (i.e., knowledge, skills, abilities andother characteristics [KSAOs]), the resulting competency models provide a solidfoundation upon which various human resource programs can be based. This is especiallyrelevant in this recessionary environment where human capital is one of the most important assets of an organization and needs to be nurtured. The system consists of competency mapping, competency development and competency assessment.With competency based performance appraisal system, employees are better equipped to make informed career decisions and equip themselves with the knowledge and skills they require to move up the career ladder. Competency based system not only helps knowyour competencies but also your weak areas which can be worked upon. Besidesincreasing employee morale and enhancing productivity, it induces fresh thinking, fostersinnovation and thereby aims to provide an enriching job experience.Skills measurement systems provide a valuable resource for simplifying competencymodel implementation and aligning modeling initiatives with measurable skills data as aleading indicator for performance improvement.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enoughwe must do.”

is a standardized requirement foran individual to properly perform aspecific job. It encompasses a combination of knowledge, skills and behavior utilized toimprove performance. More generally, competence is the state or quality of beingadequately or well qualified, having the ability to perform a...