HRMT 4650 - Performance Management


This course covers the continuous cyclical process of developing employees and positioning them for success, with emphasis on orientation programs, training and development, performance appraisals and feedback, talent management, employee relations, discipline, retention, and termination

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast performance management and performance appraisal;
  2. Identify multiple purposes of a performance management system;
  3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various appraisal tools and approaches, and identify the kinds of situations where one is more appropriate than another;
  4. Develop an ideal performance management system using diverse performance management approaches (e.g., simple rank order, paired comparisons, relative percentile, forced distribution, etc.);
  5. Develop and implement an effective, objectives-based performance appraisal for a given job using ‰SMART‰ goals that include objective measurements;
  6. Describe what an effective performance appraisal meeting with an individual would look like, which offers feedback both positive and negative, with emphasis on areas of growth and future development;
  7. Describe the importance of an effective appeals process for disagreements related to appraisal results and design what that process would look like; and
  8. Design programs for developing employees who show strong growth potential and coaching employees who are lacking in key skills to succeed.

Credit Hours

Business Administration


  • HRMT 3670 Minimum Grade: C

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