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Human Resources Management

Performance Appraisal and Management

This guide was created as an additional resource featuring links to appropriate Internet based resources specifically chosen by Catherwood Library staff to support the following eCornell courses:

"Performance Appraisal and Management"
"Assessing, Designing & Implementing Performance Management Systems"
"Achieving Year-Round Performance Management and Appraisals"
"Performance Appraisals Objective Setting Employee Development" Useful General Resource Links

Performance Appraisals

360 Degree Feedback
This commercial site has much information on the 360 Degree Feedback method of appraisal.  Included are a description of a 360 Degree appraisal process, useful FAQ, links to useful articles and an "Ask the 360 Coach" sections.

Everyone is a Critic
This article from offers tips to make performance appraisals more positive for both employer and employee.

Resources on People Management
Prepared by Saul Carliner, Ph.D, Information Architect and Consultant, this website is described as a resource to "assist you in managing the projects, people, and business of information design and development."  The section on "Guidance in Setting Expectations about Performance" is particularly useful.

Objective Setting

Goal and Objective Setting
Links to a variety of articles on objective settings from the Peter Venn website.

Management by Objectives Starting With Yourself
One of a series of "How To" guides from the Business E Coach on the Ten3 website.  There is also a section on Measuring Performance in the "Art of Management" section.

Seven Steps to Successful Objective Setting, from the Center for Strategic Planning offers this article and others on the topic of  objective settings and other management planning activities.  These articles may be downloaded as Word documents.

Employee Development

The Ultimate Education & Training Portal for Career Development
This website is presented by Training and Seminars Locaters and is an award winning free education and training resource center/database for career/business. Includes the offerings of over 1,000 of the best universities, industry associations, media, and training companies.

Training Forum
This website offers a lisiting of "comprehensive training and professional information from tens of thousands of associations, conference organizers, and professional speakers and consultants." In addition they feature links to news and information about best practices in this area.

Useful Resource Links

Catherwood Library
The Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials — now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world — supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution

ILR:Access, a fee based service, was established in 1977 to meet the demands of individuals throughout the country and the world for access to the information and expertise available within the Catherwood Library. Services include document delivery, subject specific literature searches and bibliographies and referrals to experts.
Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Provides links to'What's New' and lists the 'Editor's Choice' for best sites.