Absolute rating is a method used for determining the employee’s performance on a predetermined fixed scale. During this method, every employee is evaluated exclusively. The performance of employee is assessed on an individual basis rather than comparing it with other coworkers. The scale rates generally from 1 to 5, where 1 indicates the lowest point and 5 is the highest.
For example, The organization analyzed the performance of employees.
Absolute ratings are tools used to measure employee performance. The scale to measure employee performance is generally from 1 to 5 wherein the lowest rating is 1 and the highest rating being 5. In addition, absolute rating is not the employees based on the team but it is the performance of the employees on the individual level.
The following appraisal techniques can be calculated under absolute ratings;
Relative ranking performance is calculated on the basis of comparison with the best performer in a particular team. Meanwhile, the absolute ratings are the individual performance of the employees.
Absolute ratings have the following benefits;
Absolute rating is a time consuming method for the companies with larger numbers of employees. Some of the ratings may be biased on the basis of the employees which may cause partiality.