Appraisals used to gauge development skills gapOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. n Nine out of 10 firms use appraisals to identify skills gaps anddevelopment needs, according to a study carried out by IRS Employment Review. More than half of public sector bodies and over a third of private sectororganisations use the process to target training and development needs. Eight in 10 use it to evaluate performance – 46 per cent in the public and36 per cent in the private sector while a third want to identify andacknowledge performance and ensure managers communicate with staff. A fifth use appraisals to make reward decisions, this is more often the casethan in the private sector – 15 per cent – than in the public sector at 4 percent. Identifying poor performance is the reason given by 17 per cent of the 95respondents (54 public and 41 private) and increasing productivity is cited byjust 9 per cent. weblink 020 7354 5858, www.irsemploymentreview.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.