Organisations of all kinds have invested a great deal of time and effort in staff appraisal and management development, continually re-defining their aims and methods. This book, first published in 1976, reviews the progress made by 17 organisations in both public and private sectors. It presents the findings of an extensive series of research studies that assess the effectiveness of appraisal interviews and identify the factors contributing to their success or failure. Looking beyond appraisal, further measures needed to increase job satisfaction and efficiency are outlined. These include more systematic career development plans for all staff and fresh initiatives to secure their more active participation in the appraisal process. This title will be of interest to those who are concerned in management, and those studying business studies and human resource management.

chapter 1|4 pages

The Need for Appraisal

chapter 2|7 pages

The Use of Report Forms in Appraisal

chapter 3|9 pages

Survey of Staff Appraisal Schemes

chapter 4|6 pages

The Problems of Appraisal

chapter 8|17 pages

Training in Appraisal Interviewing

chapter 10|21 pages

Results of the Evaluation Studies

chapter 12|6 pages

Lessons From the Evaluation Studies

chapter 13|15 pages

Beyond Appraisal: Career Development

chapter 14|20 pages

Towards the Future

chapter 15|4 pages

Conclusions and Implications