An investigation into factors influencing performance appraisal process in Kenya Methodist University
The researcher carried out survey to investigate the employees views on the process of performance appraisal and its effect on the achievement of organizational objectives by both the academic and support staff of Kenya Methodist University. Observed change of employees behaviour on meeting targets, increased cases of indiscipline, absenteeism is likely to be a pointer to the inadequacy of the performance appraisal in enhancing realization of organizational objectives. The performance appraisal process at the time was subjective other than the appraisers lacking adequate training on how to effectively appraise their subordinates. The researcher sampled employees at Kenya Methodist University in which they were asked their views about the performance appraisal. Employees were clustered into two groups; the general staff and the Heads of department. Sample was drawn by systematic random sampling. Their responses were compared vis-a-vis their performance to find out if there was any connection in the two. Results generated through this study should guide future managers how to approach the performance appraisal.