It's not enough for HR to recruit, train, develop, and motivate employees. It is also important for employees to be assessed or reviewed to know how they are doing. Read this section to learn about some methods for employee performance review.


  1. What steps does a manager take in evaluating an employee's performance? Explain the benefits of performance appraisals, and identify some of the potential problems entailed by the performance-evaluation process.
  2. As an HR manager, what steps would you take to retain valuable employees? Under what circumstances would you fire an employee? Can you fire someone without giving that person a warning?