Evaluating the concept of performance management and assessing the need for a system to be introduced for the administrative staff within the Dublin Institute of Technology

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Gurrin, Aideen
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BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
Portobello College
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The concept of performance management is increasingly being seen as an essential ingredient for effective management in organisations and performance appraisals can be a vital tool in harnessing employee commitment and improving performance. The Dublin Institute of Technology (hereinafter called "the Institute" and/or "DIT") is a relatively young organisation but to date the management practice adopted has been rather traditional and bureaucratic. In order to achieve long term success and operate in a dynamic environment, organisations need to be aware of any new developments that may affect its employees and such developments call for linking human resource management more closely with an organisation's strategy and modernise any traditional forms of management. As such, I believe that the Institute ;. will have to introduce some form of performance management process if it is to attract, manage effectively and retain the right calibre of staff. If a process is implemented, monitored and evaluated, it would help ensure that staff are capable of doing their jobs and are in a stronger position to contribute to the organisations objectives. In effect, both the individual employee and the organisation would benefit from such a process being established.