By Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick
Training and performance appraisal have the same objective: to improve performance, which means both behavior and results. To what degree does your organization relate the two?
If you have a formal performance appraisal program, you probably think of it as a Human Resources program, with the main objective to determine merit increases and make decisions regarding promotions and other staffing issues. This is the emphasis put on most performance appraisal programs.