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A disadvantage of a written essay for employee appraisal is that it tends to be biased by ________.

14) A disadvantage of a written essay for employee appraisal is that it tends to be biased by

A) the prejudice of the evaluator

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B) friendship between the employee and the evaluator

C) the writing skill of the evaluator

D) the writing skill of the employee

 

15) A critical incident employee appraisal method collects

A) anecdotes that reveal the character and performance of an employee

B) statements from coworkers in support of an employee

C) statements from superiors that may or may not support an employee

D) data from an employee’s computer to evaluate his or her performance

 

16) What do the written essay, critical incidents, graphic rating scales, and BARS evaluation methods have in common?

A) They compare individuals against standards.

B) They are multiperson comparisons.

C) They compare one employee to his or her peers.

D) They rank employees by performance.

 

17) Downsizing seems to harm

A) victims who are dismissed only

B) both victims who are dismissed and survivors who stayed on

C) survivors who stayed on only

D) managers who carried out the dismissals and their families only

 

14. A disadvantage of a written essay for employee appraisal is that it tends to be biased by the writing skill of the evaluator. If the writing skills of the evaluator are not good, he will not be able to depict the overall performance of the employee comprehensively.

Answer: Option C

15. A critical incident employee appraisal method collects anecdotes that reveal the character and performance of an employee. The critical incidents describe the way in which an employee responded to a particular situation and depicted a particular trait.

Answer: Option A

16. The written essay, critical incidents, graphic rating scales and BARS evaluation are all various methods of performance evaluation. These methods help in evaluating the performance of an employee in the given performance cycle, as per the set standards of performance in their job description.

Answer: Option A

17. Downsizing seems to harm both victims who are dismissed and the survivors who stayed on. The victims suffered as they lost their job and the survivors suffer as they work under a constant threat of losing their job.

Answer: Option B