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Three key advantages of line manager appraisals

by , 11 July 2014
A performance appraisal is the process of evaluating or judging how well your employee is performing.

The term 'appraisal' is also sometimes referred to as a 'review', 'evaluation' or 'rating', and is one of the processes in a performance management system.

One of the commonly used performance appraisal methods is the traditional line manager method.

Read on to find out what it is and the three key advantages it offers so you can ensure your performance management efforts are effective.

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What's a traditional line manager appraisal and what does it entail?

A line manager appraisal is an appraisal method where your employee's line manager is the only one who reviews his performance. He also provides feedback based solely on his own assessment of an employee's performance.

In the past, we've talked about the disadvantages of a line manager appraisal.

In fact, in this article, we mentioned that one of its key disadvantages is it tends to be more subjective because you only get one person's view about an employee's performance.

Now we want to talk about the advantages because it also has a good side too…

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Here are the three key advantages of line manager appraisals

#1: Traditional line manager appraisals leave most of your company's resources free to get on with the job.

#2: The appraisal only asks for a time commitment from the line manager and, to a lesser extent your employee.

#3: They're relatively uncomplicated and the line manager can implement it with relative ease because he knows what he wants to appraise and has a better understanding when it comes to his employee's performance.

There you have it. We hope knowing about the key advantages of line manager appraisals will help ensure your performance management efforts are effective.



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