To many of us HR professionals, the system of appraisals is, or at least should be, the most critical and crucial activity on the annual calendar; but so very often, it is relegated to a complete farce hardly worth the candle. Perhaps some sort of justification is called for and I shall try to put forth my case!
There's so much more science involved in hiring talent these days. But even today, companies pay dearly for continuing to repeat the same mistakes they made in the past. A look at what needs to change!
An ill-considered attempt to help a cause can convert the best intentions into an "own goal" with potentially disastrous ramifications. The recent amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act is a perfect example