How to... Play the Rating Game

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 14 May 2019
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
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In this months ‘How to…’ Dr Gerry McMahon considers using ratings as part of Performance Management Systems – is their use rising or declining? Dr Gerry references several research reports and their findings and summarises the advantages and disadvantages of using ratings. He also discusses how we can use the rating system to motivate people rather than and use reflective evidence in order to rate employees fairly.

Rating Scales: Rising or Declining?

Rating scales are an integral feature of most performance management systems. For example, research findings from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development tell us that the majority of Irish-based organisations with a performance

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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