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Should I Evaluate The Employee’s Success In Completing His Development Plan As Part Of The Performance Appraisal?

No. You may be delighted that the individual has successfully completed a significant development plan, or disappointed that she has ignored all of your suggestions about development. But development isn’t performance. Performance appraisal needs to focus exclusively on how well the person did the job that she was paid to do.

However, a person’s commitment to increasing her capabilities and skills through active involvement in developmental activities will certainly be considered in making other important personnel decisions, such as decisions on promotion, assignment to training programs, assignment of desirable projects, and layoffs.