PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL AND EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE IN ORGANISATIONS: A CASE STUDY OF LAMWO DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT
OKENY, HARRIET CHARITY
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This study was carried out to assess the effect of performance appraisal on employees’ performance in organizations using a case study of Lamwo District Local Government. The objectives that guided the study were: to establish how performance standards affect Employees’ Performance in Organisations, to determine the effect of the performance measurement on Employees’ Performance in Organizations and to establish the effect of result dissemination on Employees’ Performance in Organizations. The study adopted a descriptive design, which involved the collection of data from Lamwo District Local Government staff, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study covered a population of 135 respondents comprising of Employees, Staff at senior management, Political leaders, Heads of department and Staff at Middle management and a sample size of 118 respondents participated. Purposive sampling technique was used to select staff at Staff at senior management, Political leaders, department heads and Staff at Middle management, while Simple random sampling technique was used to select employees in various departments. Findings revealed that there is a moderately strong and statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.411) between Performance standards and Employees Performance, that there is also a moderate and statistically significant positive correlation (r= 0.472) between Performance measurement and Employees’ Performance and a moderate and statistically significant positive correlation (r= 0.460) between Result dissemination and employee performance. It was hence concluded that for Lamwo District Local Government in order to achieve high levels of Employees’ Performance, performance standards should be clear, stated well to meet expectations and deliverables of each employee. The performance standards should be specific to employee roles and responsibilities as stated from their job descriptions as the staff demanding away from having generic tasks to role specific tasks.