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Formal Employee Appraisal Carried out in Agricultural Businesses in the Central Bohemian Region


  • Martina Königová

    () (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)

  • Kateřina Venclová

    () (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)


The article focuses on issues of employee appraisal with emphasis on the formal appraisal of employees in agricultural businesses in the Central Bohemian Region. The main aim of the article is to evaluate the use of formal employee appraisal in agricultural businesses in the Central Bohemian Region. A partial aim is to compare theoretical approaches to employee appraisal from the point of view of Czech and international authors. The survey showed that 87% of agricultural businesses have no system of formal employee appraisal. Among the reasons for not having implemented a formal employee appraisal system, 36% of agricultural businesses stated that they did not consider formal appraisal important, 34% mentioned capacity reasons (only 17% of agricultural businesses have a personnel department within their corporate structure), 15% indicated financial reasons, 10% time demands and 5% other reasons. The outcomes of the survey also showed there is a lack of interest by businesses to implement a system of formal appraisal of employees (only 22.5% of agricultural businesses, that do not use any system of formal employee appraisal, plan its implementation), despite the fact that, currently, people are considered to be the most important strategic asset of any business for achieving a competitive advantage.

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  • Martina Königová & Kateřina Venclová, 2013. "Formal Employee Appraisal Carried out in Agricultural Businesses in the Central Bohemian Region," Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionales, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, vol. 16(1), pages 81-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:boh:actaub:v:16:y:2013:i:1:p:81-88

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    1. Giangreco, Antonio & Carugati, Andrea & Sebastiano, Antonio & Tamimi, Hadeel Al, 2012. "War outside, ceasefire inside: An analysis of the performance appraisal system of a public hospital in a zone of conflict," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 161-170.
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    Employee Appraisal; Formal Appraisal; Performance; Human Resources; Agricultural Businesses;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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