EFFECT OF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY: A STUDY OF FEDERAL SECRETARIAT ABUJA

Nnamani Chukwunonso Nvene, Abdulmalik Abubakar Yusuf, Halima Shuaibu

Abstract


There is a debate that poor performance and low productivity is a direct consequence of inadequate motivation and performance appraisal because performance appraisal is not taken very seriously in public organizations. Therefore, the general objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of performance appraisal on employee productivity in Federal civil service Abuja. The study was guided by three objectives and three null hypotheses of no significant relationship. The study adopts survey and descriptive research design. Data was collected from respondents using a structured questionnaire. Ordinary least square regression model was used to assess the nature and degree of relationship between dependent variable and independent variables. Findings from the study indicate that the use of performance appraisal has significant effect on employee productivity and performance. The study therefore recommends that multiple appraisal method should be introduced to further encourage objectivity and eliminate biasedness in the appraisal of employees and employee feedback method of performance appraisal should be a pre-requisite for the directors as this will assist supervisors and employees to discuss weakness, productivity standards and areas of improvement that enhance productivity.


Keywords


Effect, Performance Appraisal, Employee Productivity, Federal Secretariat Abuja.

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