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Analyzing Data There have been various researches conducted on determining the viability and effectiveness of performance appraisals in organizations. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the data that examines the performance appraisal system of the Ministry of Water and Electricity in Saudi Arabia in terms of evaluating the tabulated results from questionnaire that listed the purpose of performance appraisal as perceived by the employees and by the managers; and through a set of twelve interview questions directed to six managers of the organization.


As indicated from Table 1, the number one purpose of the performance appraisal (PA) for employees is to give feedback where 26.7% of the employees strongly agreed and 57.3% agreed. The second purpose was to develop employees’ performance at 25.3% (strongly agreed) and a staggering 61.3% of the employees agreed. The third most important purpose for the employees is to relieve uncertainty among employees where 22.7% and 56% strongly agreed and agreed, respectively. On the other hand, the results from Table 2 revealed that managers perceive giving feedback as its primary purpose where 33.3% of the respondents strongly agreed and 66.7% agreed. This purpose was seconded by developing employees’ performance at 16.7% (strongly agreed) and 83.3% of the managers agreed. However, second rank for both was to develop employees’ performance. It should be noted that managers also ranked “to improve communication among employees” as a second most important purpose for PA, where 50% strongly agreed and 33.3% agreed. ...
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