By Aileen Wood
This booklet discusses the problems surrounding the implementation and 'selling' of a finished library employees education programme. Importantly, it comprises many attempted and confirmed concepts utilized by the writer; it's also regular documentation that readers can use of their personal service provider for education purposes.
- Covers the differing kinds of teaching and the professionals and cons of each
- Discusses the executive function as a transformation agent
- Shows how one can strengthen programme targets and measureable outcomes
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3 presents the advantages and disadvantages of using ratings for appraisal. Competencies related appraisal Competence is the minimum level of performance expected of a member of staff to carry out the designated work role or task effectively and efficiently. Competencies underlie the behaviours thought necessary to achieve a desired outcome. g. g. g. e. something a person can or cannot do. 4 presents the advantages and disadvantages of this type of appraisal. 4 Advantages and disadvantages of competencies related appraisals Advantages Disadvantages More behaviourally based Advantages are lost if linked to rewards Less likely to generate conflict Limited opportunity to compare performance More concerned with long term Performance related pay In the 1990s, many organisations severed the link between appraisal and performance related pay (PRP).
39 Library Staff Training in the Information Age For negative feedback and criticism: Details of poor performance. Effects on the service, customers or colleagues. Action to be taken. Timescale for improvements (one month, three-month review). How will you act if there is insufficient improvement? In looking at the negative aspects and difficulties encountered, the appraisal should seek to establish how these affected performance and why they occurred. The difficulties may be internal, such as computer downtime, or external, such as non-delivery of supplies.
Competence: Suitability, fitness, efficiency, capacity, capability, ability, knowledge, behaviours sufficiency, legal power; can be demonstrated. 20 LIS competencies and skills Knowledge: That which is known, information, instruction, enlightenment, learning, assured belief, acquaintance. What people know about specific topics. Knowledge base: Collection of specialist knowledge formulated for use especially in expert systems. Motives: Unconscious thoughts and preferences that drive behaviour, because behaviours are a source of satisfaction.