Original Article: PDF OnlyMaking Performance Appraisals Work More EffectivelyAnderson, Peggy PhD1; Pulich, Marcia PhD2Author Information 1Professor, Human Resource Management 2Professor, Human Resource Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin Health Care Supervisor: June 1998 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 20-27 Buy Abstract Today's work environment requires improved employee performance levels in order to satisfy pressures for cost containment and efficient case management techniques. Effective use of performance appraisals can play a highly valuable role in accomplishing these requirements. Design and use of an active appraisal system is discussed in this article. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.