This evaluates and provides feedback on employee job performance, including steps to improve or redirect activities as needed.  Appraisals are also important to help staff members improve their performance and as an avenue by which they can be rewarded or recognized for a job well done. In addition, they can serve a host of other functions, providing a launching point from which companies can clarify and shape responsibilities in accordance with business trends, clear lines of management-employee communication, and spur re-examinations of potentially stale business practices.  The key elements of the employee performance appraisals will include a mentoring program and career success coaching.