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201630 HRM502
Additional Assessment
Essay
3,000 words +/- 10%
Due date: 30th September 2016
Critically evaluate the proposition that formal performance appraisal systems should be abandoned by organisations.
This essay task asks you to consider current professional literature on the efficacy of formal performance appraisal systems in the context of the purposes, processes and benefits of such systems as found in academic literature. The recent professional literature has been heavily critical of the claimed benefits of formal performance appraisal. Is this a fair criticism and what risks do the proposed alternatives carry. Recommendations should be included that address the arguments made in the professional literature.
To help you get started, visit this link to a recent industry article.
http://www.hcamag.com/hr-news/the-big-risk-to-your-performance-ratings-221129.aspx
At least 10 academic sources and 5 recent (within the last 5 years) professional sources must be used.
Marking guide for AA task
Criteria and weighting High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Critical thinking (40%) Applies evidence-based critical thought to the analysis of arguments in the professional literature. Presents a clear, coherent line of argument and recommendation s. Applies evidence-based critical thought and a clear line of argument. Minor gaps in critical analysis and coherence of the argument. Uses academic literature to evaluate claims made in the professional literature. However, the discussion tends to summarise claims made, with improvements required in the application of critical thought. Largely descriptive, with some evidence of critical thought. Does not demonstrate the ability to apply critical thought.
Use of sources (30%) At least 10 quality academic references are used effectively to support the critical analysis. At least 10 quality academic references are used effectively to support the critical analysis. Minor gaps evident. At least 10 references are used in the discussion; however, there are significant gaps in the application of these sources. Attempts to use academic references to support an evidence- based argument, but the sources are largely applied uncritically. Fails to use the required number of sources effectively.
Presentation and referencing(30%) No errors in presentation, grammar, written expression and referencing technique (APA6) Minor errors only in presentation, grammar, written expression and referencing technique (APA6) The essay is presented correctly, with a few errors in presentation, grammar, written expression and referencing technique (APA6) Several errors are made in presentation, grammar, written expression and referencing technique (APA6) Poor presentation, grammar, written expression and referencing technique (APA6)
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