Rating Systems for Performance Appraisal

Rating Systems For Performance Appraisal (Guidelines and Explanatory Notes)

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the use of rating systems in performance appraisal – those for it and those against it! There are indeed ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ for the use of rating systems and perhaps the key question is “what are you wanting to achieve?” This booklet explains the case for and against ratings and describes a number of rating methodologies you can use if you decide to adopt ratings.


This short booklet provides Guidelines and Explanatory Notes for using Rating Systems in Performance Appraisals. It covers: -Arguments for and against rating -Methods of rating -Describing rating levels -Performance Evidence, Interpretation and Rating Use it to decide whether you want to introduce a Performance Rating System into your appraisals and if so to identify which one is best for you.

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