Employee Appraisal and Cognitive
Information Processing Systems
This book is vitally important because performance activities is become one of the main task for officer or manager in every organization. In every organization, human beings or workers plays a vital role in determining its survival, or workers, have become the ultimate assets compared with other resourses (money, land, machine, factory, hardware, software, material, equipment and etc), and are the key or prerequisite factors in making the operation of the organization or factory runs as planned. Linking the appraisal system to the reward system means that it can be used as a strategic tool by organizations to achieve their mission and vision.
Thus, there are reasons why the appraisal process and decisions have become very popular issues of management concern and academic study. Appraisal activities give direct or indirect impact to workers performance in the workplace. Today, nobody can deny the important of performance appraisal activities as one of the important activity in human resource management functions. This book is interested in understanding the information processing system in the performance appraisal decision. In exploring the information processing system, which occurs in the decision-making process, this book will utilize the practice of cognitive processing model.
Dr Rusli bin Haji Ahmad specialized in the field of Human Resource Management. He is currently Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Student Affairs, Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and as the academic members of Human Resource Department. Prior to this, he was lecturing at the Teacher Training College (1991-1998) and was a secondary school teacher (1988-1991).
He obtained B.A (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology (1987) and Diploma of Education from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1988), Master of Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia (1995), Diploma in Research Methodology (2001) and Ph.D in Human Resource Management from University of Bradford, United Kingdom (2003). He currently teaches Design and Management of Training Program, Peformance Appraisal, Performance Management, Cognitive Modeling and Decision Making and Research Methodology for undergraduates and graduate students. He also involved in supervision of final year student and also involved as supervisor and examiners for a master and doctor of philosophy student. He was the recipient of Best Paper Research Award for Track III, National Human Resource Development Conference, Kuching, Sarawak (2004) and Middle East Quality Association First Scientific Congress held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2007. He also participated extensively in research activities and involved also at national and international level. His research focus is in the area of performance appraisal, performance management, training and development and the issue of cognitive processing system in decision making process/activities.