Too often, performance appraisals are left until the last minute, and then are done in a hurried manner. When this occurs, the results are poor. Performance appraisal should be a summary of the performance that has gone on all year. The supervisor's responsibility is to help the employee succeed. To do this, he/she must monitor employee's performance and give constructive feedback all year long. If done effectively, the employee and the supervisor will both be successful. A performance management system must be integrated into other human resources and management systems and processes.

Establishing an effective Performance Management System that includes performance appraisals, coupled with training supervisors how to prepare and give appraisals, will effectively help both employees and supervisors successfully reach goals and increase productivity. RMC Consultants can help you design such a system.