Forced Ranking

[fɔrst | ˈræŋkɪŋ]

Forced ranking is a workforce management tool which utilises evaluations which are carried out each year, in order to identify the best and not good performing employees; the tool carries out this analysis by person to person comparison; which will help the organization to improve and develop their employees to perform better. 

Within this system, the top 20 per cent is rewarded and the bottom 10 per cent are terminated; the 20 per cent are offered a promotion or an increase of salary. As much as this system is useful, it can also raise a few issues in regards to the fact that an employee is compared to another; employers must therefore be cautious in using this type of management tool

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Utilising forced ranking is unfair.
Forced Ranking