Definition: is a type of employee performance evaluation based on what he or she does rather than on the product of his or her work. This technique relies on behavioral observation methods, and the received data is usually weighted on specifically designed scales, contrasting to appraisals that focus only on the end result. To perform a behavior based appraisal, a manager has to observe and analyze an employee’s workplace behavior and compare it to the predetermined standards for his position. The results of such an appraisal can help decide on whether an employee has to be trained, promoted, demoted or even fired.
In a Sentence:
Jefferson just told me that I’ve passed my behavior based appraisal with flying colors and should be expecting a promotion by the end of the fiscal year.
As a result of the behavior based appraisal, the consultant determined that Mary would benefit from additional training, as her people skills seem to be lacking.
The branch manager still couldn’t understand how the best salesman in the office failed so miserably during the behavior based appraisal, falling far behind on almost all preset standards for his position.
Synonyms and related words: management by objectives, performance appraisal, organizational behavior, record appraisal, case based reasoning, trait appraisal