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appraisal

 [ah-prāz´al]
the act of evaluating something.
health risk appraisal a systematic evaluation of factors in an individual, family, community, or other aggregate that might lead to illness or other health problems.
performance appraisal the evaluation of an employee or student, comparing his or her job-related behavior with a standard of expectations for performance.

appraisal

Graduate education (UK) The process of continuous monitoring of a trainee, focussing on exploring evidence of performance with the aim of helping the trainee to develop. Appraisal prepares the candidate for assessment.
MedspeakUK The process by which an employee’s performance is reviewed periodically against the requirements of the job. A continuous process of peer review of doctors and consultants, which includes 360º peer review, as well as competency-based, objectives-based, and trait-based appraisals, which are best maintained in an appraisal portfolio.
Appraisal must be transparent, fair, effective, and consistent with the principles of Good Medical Practice (GMC), clinical governance, and revalidation. Appraisal should be conducted objectively and based on accurate information; it should not be influenced by personal bias. Each consultant should be advised on what to expect from the appraisal and understand what the process is trying to achieve.

appraisal

in stress theories, the individual's conscious or subconscious interpretation of the significance of an event; primary appraisal the evaluation of the relevance of an event to the person's well-being; secondary appraisal the person's evaluation of whether or not they have the resources to cope with an event appraised as a threat to their well-being.
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HR managers were asked, "How often, if ever, do you conduct formal performance appraisals of your staff?
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The seven dimensions of performance appraisal system that have been assessed are: Performance Improvement, Employee Development, Fairness in PA Rating, Accuracy of PA Rating, Providing Feedback, Explaining Rating Decisions and Overall Satisfaction with PA system.
He also adds that key performance areas, self appraisal, performance analysis, performance ratings and counselling are the most important components of performance appraisal system.
A second questionnaire was sent to employees approximately two weeks after the end of the period during which performance appraisal interviews were to be completed.
Performance appraisal encourages mediocrity by rewarding safe behavior as opposed to risk-taking and self-challenge.
Inconsistent perceptions as to the purpose of the performance appraisal can throw the entire performance appraisal system off.
The previous sections pointed out the main results of the analysis of the model for performance appraisal of civil servants in Romania, as well as the results of the comparison of the performance measurement system in the public administration at national level with the systems at international level.
Data for the performance appraisal series of polls was collected online between the period of October 27, 2008, and January 4, 2009.
Performance appraisals don't serve any purpose, say 43% of job seekers, latest Bayt.
Overall, the selected agencies are making positive steps toward three key areas related to OPM and OMB's certification criteria, with some opportunities for refinements in these areas: (1) Factoring organizational performance into senior executive performance appraisal decisions: -all of the selected agencies have policies in place that require senior executives' performance expectations to be aligned with organizational results and organizational performance to be factored into appraisal decisions.

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