Appraisal is a tool used by both management and employees to attain their goals. Properly carried out employee performance appraisal allows to monitor the employee's actions and provides information on the level of his or her performance. Feedback in the form of appraisal motivates the employee to work more effectively and productively. Appraisal also enables to shape the personnel policy – it allows to chart employee career paths and determine training needs of an organization. For appraisal, however, to fulfil the attributed role, it needs to be carried out in a professional manner.
The aim of the article is to draw attention to the importance of employee performance appraisal in the personnel management process and to provide information on the core principles of appraisal. It describes, among others, determinants, criteria as well as selected methods and techniques of appraisal. An interesting point can be the use of the PageRank algorithm which can be a good solution for rating employees.
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