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Resources for Assessment 1: Project


For Assessment 1, you need to develop a performance appraisal form for a job in an organisational unit of your choice. This guide contains materials that will serve as references and resources to help you develop your performance appraisal form. It also includes guidance on report writing and citing references.

See your course outline and course site for full assessment details.

1. Job analysis and descriptions

The resources in this section will help you get a better understanding of the purpose of job analysis and job descriptions, and their significance in producing a Performance Appraisal (PA) Form.

Note: Please consult your course readings list for more resources on each of the topics in this guide.

The video (8 min 26 sec) below is one of a series of videos designed to introduce HR concepts. In it, the process and methods of job analysis are described.

2. Performance appraisal (evaluation)

This section provides resources on performance appraisal, including definitions and overviews, objectives, trends, effectiveness debates, and methods.

Read the following ebook for an introduction/overview of the topic:

In the video below, several traditional and modern performance appraisal methods are discussed.

Video length: 18 min 1 sec

Effectiveness at Work

3. Modern performance appraisal methods

The resources in this section discuss each modern method of performance appraisal.

360-Degree Feedback

This video explores the process, purpose, and benefits of 360 degree feedback.

Video length: 2 min 59 sec

720 degree

Assessment Centre

4. Modern performance appraisal methods (continued)

The additional resources in this section also discuss each modern method of performance appraisal.

Behaviorally-Anchored Rating Scale

Video length: 7 min 5 sec

This video includes an explanation of the Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale (BARS), a measure that is used to rate employee performance.

Human Resource Accounting Method

Management by Objectives

Psychological Appraisal

Ratings Scale


Note: Additional support resources on these topics are available in the course readings list.

5. Report writing

Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together into a report.

Watch the below short video (2 min 53 sec) on report writing.

6. Sample performance appraisal forms

For this assessment, you must develop your own performance appraisal form. The following forms and templates may help:

7. Cite (referencing)

You are required to cite the references you have used in your report. Consult your course page for information about the style you should use.

The resources below will help you to get started.