Assignment 1 Specifications
Discuss the following statements:
Performance Management involves a range of activities, one of which is performance appraisal and feedback. For many years, researcher in the field of HRM and industrial organisational psychology focused on performance appraisal as a measurement technique. The goal of these performance appraisal systems was to measure individual employee performance reliable and validly and in order to do this we need to understand the performance management process (Kramar, et al. 2014). Based on your research, Identify and discuss the components of an effective performance management system.
1. This is an individual assignment with a maximum of 1,500 words (+/- 10%, excluding references list). All finalised individual essay MUST be uploaded to Blackboard by the due date.
2. Student must present the assignment in an essay format. The following summary from UOW would be a good starting point to build your essay (
a. Introduction: The introduction of an essay is where the topic of the essay is introduced and an overview of your argument is given. It includes a general statement about the topic followed by a thesis statement. A thesis statement is your answer to the essay question in one or two sentences – in other words, it is your main argument, point or idea. Your introduction should also include a brief summary of the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim
b. Body: The body of your essay is where you clearly state and elaborate on the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim. The number of paragraphs in the body of your essay will depend on how many individual points you need to make to develop your argument and, of course, the required word count.
c. Conclusion: The conclusion of an essay is where you restate your main argument and the arguments that back it up. You may also want to include a one final comment if appropriate.
d. Reference List: At a higher education level, you are expected to research widely and build your knowledge from the expertise of others. Thus it is important for you to reference all your sources to:
• to allow you or someone else to find the source of your information
• to avoid plagiarism by acknowledging that you’ve used the ideas and work of others
• to strengthen your arguments and add credibility by referring to expert ideas
The reference list we used within the Institute is the Harvard Referencing style. Please click the following link for further information: