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I/O Psychology Week 6 Lecture Notes

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I/O Psychology Week 6 Lecture Notes PSY 3320

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These notes cover the material from the lectures on February 29th and March 2nd
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Patrick McCarthy
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Performance Appraisal, Goldstein's Systems Model, Needs Assessment
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Date Created: 03/04/16
I/O Psychology Week 6 Lecture Notes 2/29/16 & 3/2/16 2/29/16:  Who Rates Performance? o Upper Management o Direct Supervisors o Peers o Subordinates o Customers/Clients o Self o 360 Degree Method  Conway and Huffcutt (1997) table shows agreement among raters.  A form of performance evaluation can be an unstructured appraisal through an informal  letter, etc.  Potential Biases and Rating Errors (Rating Effects): o Halo o Leniency, Severity, Central Tendency o Age, gender, race, disability o Contrast Effect o Recency effect o Infrequent Observation  Employee Rating Method: o Assures distinctions among employees  Counters leniency, severity, and central tendency biases o Methods:  Rank order  Paired Comparisons  Force Distributions o Limitations:  Difficult to accomplish with large number of employees  Subjective Performance Appraisal Methods: o Graphic Rating (Table 4­21)  Can be trait, behavior, or results based o Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS – Fig 4­2) o Behavior Observation Scale (BOS)  Rates frequency of critical incident behaviors o Mixed Standard Scale  Items in random order; rate better/same/worse  3/2/16:  Legal Issues in Performance Appraisals: o Illegal Discrimination­ sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability,  pregnancy, age (over 40), and medical status. o Subjective Methods are more vulnerable to legal attack because they can be  unreliable and biased if not use properly. o Objective Methods: Criterion Deficiency Risk  Table 4.9  How to avoid these legal issues: o Job analysis to define performance dimensions o Develop rating form with rational scales and written instructions o Train raters o Use multiple raters o Include employee input in the process of performance rating o Allow employees to appeal results o Document performance and maintain detailed records o Provide ongoing performance feedback o Regularly update the instrument used to appraise employee performance  Employee Training o Goldstein’s Systems Model o Needs Assessment  Training Need = Desired Performance – Present Performance  AKA: Gap Analysis  Levels of Needs Assessment:  Organizational Level Analysis o Compare organizational goals to current organizational  performance o Inventory of employee skills (now/future)  Job Level Analysis o Job analysis; KSAO’s; Critical Incident Method  Person Level Analysis o Rating of worker’s current KSAO’s


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