A performance appraisal is a regular review of employee job performance and contribution to organizational objectives. In many cases, performance appraisals are conducted at the end of the year to evaluate employee performance, as well as set performance for the next year. For this assignment, you will evaluate another function of HR and management and its contribution to effective performance management. Discuss how performance appraisals are a function of HR and management. Analyze the basic components of an effective performance appraisal. Explain how performance appraisals can contribute to organizational goals and objectives. Explain the advantages of performance appraisals and how they contribute to effective training and development. Explain potential forms of discrimination based on labor laws and regulations when conducting a performance appraisal. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Must use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course text. Must document any information used from sources in APA style. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style.