Using of Performance Appraisal Methods in Czech and Slovak Organisations

Hana Urbancová, Katarina Stachová, Zdenko Stacho


Purpose: People, their knowledge, abilities and skills are considered to be the most valuable source every organisation can exploit. It is, therefore, necessary to care about their fair remuneration and continuing development, as well as their objective and fair appraisal. Implementing an effective appraisal system in the personnel strategy, satisfying both employers and employees, is an essential part of the success of all competing organisations. The aim is to evaluate the use of employee appraisal methods in the selected Czech and Slovak organisations, and to recommend proposals for improvement on the grounds of such evaluation.

Methodology/Approach: The data were obtained in two quantitative researches conducted in the selected organisations in the Czech Republic (n = 402) and the Slovak Republic (n = 339). Univariate analysis, bivariate analysis and analysis of qualitative traits were employed in order to evaluate results.

Findings: The results showed that 58.46% of the interviewed Czech organisations and 69.32% of the Slovak organisations had established a formal system of employee appraisal. Most of them were medium-sized enterprises with an HR department, operating in the private sector.

Research Limitation/implication: Limits can be seen in to focus on research in two selected countries, but they have comparable from historical, political and the job market perspectives.

Originality/Value of paper: The article focused on using of modern performance appraisal methods in practice to build the employer’s good brand and attract knowledge workers.


human resource management; performance appraisal methods; organisations; the Czech Republic; the Slovak Republic

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