Annual performance reviews have been criticised by some as being ineffective in managing staff
performance (Pontefract 2015; Buckingham & Goodall 2015; Budworth, Latham & Manroop 2015;
Pulakos, Hanson, Arad & Moye 2015; De Waal & Kourtit 2013). Using 3 of these 5 articles, explain the
authors’ criticisms of annual performance reviews. What other methods have these authors suggested
in your chosen articles as being more likely to increase staff performance and benefit the organisation?
Finally, which method do you believe is likely to be most effective? Justify your answer.
In this essay, you will need to synthesise the authors’ criticisms and suggested alternatives for
managing staff performance, rather than simply presenting a separate summary of each article. For
instance, you could identify common topics in the three articles and include each author’s position on
them. You must paraphrase and include in-text references to make clear to your reader which idea
belongs to which author. Include a reference list of your 3 selected articles using Harvard style