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Appraising the state of performance appraisal

John Edmonstone (Director, MTDS, Harrogate, UK and Senior Research Fellow for Health Planning and)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 December 1996

Abstract

Relates performance appraisal in the National Health Service to performance management and emphasizes the need for integration of diverse management initiatives. Identifies the multiple purposes of appraisal and a number of perennial issues. Outlines rules of thumb for enabling appraisal systems and states that these form the basis for specifying success (and failure) criteria for the design of appraisal systems. Stresses the importance of the context within which appraisal exists.

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Edmonstone, J. (1996), "Appraising the state of performance appraisal", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 9-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/09552069610153071

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MCB UP Ltd

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