- A narrative describing an employee’s strengths, weaknesses, past performances, potential, and suggestions for improvement.
- Evaluating the behaviors that are key in making the difference between executing a job effectively and executing it ineffectively.
Graphic Rating Scales
- An evaluation method in which the evaluator rates performance factors on an incremental scale.
Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS)
- Scales that combine major elements from the critical incident and graphic rating scale approaches: The appraiser rates the employees based on items along a continuum, but the points are examples of actual behavior on a given job rather than general descriptions or traits.
- Evaluating one individual’s performance relative to the performance of another individual or others.
Group Order Ranking
- An evaluation method that places employees into a particular classification, such as quartiles.
- An evaluation method that rank-orders employees from best to worse.
- An evaluation method that compares each employee with every other employee and assigns a summary ranking based on the number of superior scores that the employee achieves.