INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EMPLOYEES' PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM: KUWAIT CASE STUDY

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https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2024.v9i3.4453

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Performance Appraisal, Employees' Evaluation, Employee Performance, Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resource Management, Kuwaiti Workforce

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Purpose: Performance appraisal systems have become a crucial tool for organizations in evaluating and maximizing the effectiveness of their employees. It is the main goal of this study to find out how well the employees' performance appraisal system for employees works in Kuwait, paying special attention to how employees and managers feel about it in both private and public sectors.

 

Theoretical Framework: Performance appraisal systems play a critical role in enhancing organizational performance, employee development, and overall job satisfaction. However, the effectiveness of such systems can vary based on organizational cultures, contextual factors, and the alignment of appraisal practices with local norms. A literature review was a vital step, it established a foundation for this study and guides its design, implementation, and interpretation.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews to gather insights from a diverse sample of employees and managers across various institutions in Kuwait in both of its sectors. The research design allows for the collection of both quantitative data, offering statistical trends and patterns, and qualitative data, providing nuanced perspectives and in-depth understanding.

Findings: Findings reveals a moderate level of agreement, satisfaction, or endorsement of the performance appraisal system in their organizations. Results also demonstrate significant differences between respondents from government and private sectors, in favor of private.

Originality/Value: This research also shed lights on the strengths and areas requiring improvement in such systems which is valuable insights for organizations looking to improve their performance management processes, leading to improved employee performance, engagement, and decision-making.

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2024-03-05

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Alainati, S., AlKhatib, H., AlAjmi, M., & Al-Duaij, M. (2024). INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM: KUWAIT CASE STUDY. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 9(3), e04453. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2024.v9i3.4453