Appraisals used to gauge development skills gap

Nine
out of 10 firms use appraisals to identify skills gaps and development needs,
according to a study carried out by IRS Employment Review.

More
than half of public sector bodies and over a third of private sector
organisations use the process to target training and development needs.

Eight
in 10 use it to evaluate performance – 46 per cent in the public and 36 per
cent in the private sector while a third want to identify and acknowledge
performance and ensure managers communicate with staff. 

A
fifth use appraisals to make reward decisions, this is more often the case than
in the private sector – 15 per cent – than in the public sector at 4 per cent.

Identifying
poor performance is the reason given by 17 per cent of the 95 respondents (54
public and 41 private) and increasing productivity is cited by just  9 per cent.
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