What is Absolute Rating? | Meaning & Definition | Akrivia HCM

Absolute Rating is a type of performance appraisal in which an employee’s performance is measured against the firm’s standards. Absolute Rating is also called Relative Rating. 

Rating employees by comparing their performance to their co-workers encourage competition and discord. Rating employees on whether they have met the firm’s expectations can help supervisors retain the high performers while assisting low performers to become better workers. 

How to Evaluate Performance Appraisal through Absolute Ratings? 

You can Evaluate Performance Appraisal through Essay Appraisal (which gives a narrative about the employee’s performance, area of interest, capabilities, and achievements), Critical Incident (a method in which each employee’s behavioral qualities are documented with the plan of evaluating performance rather than personality) 

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