John W. McCoy retired from his career an HR professional, data analyst, and human capital management consultant in 2013. Since then, he has been feeding his fascination with technology, people, and work by writing for HCM software companies in North America and Europe.

Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale: A Full Guide with Examples

Behaviorally anchored rating scale (BARS) in performance management is nearly a 60-year-old concept. One reason it has persisted this long—that organizations still pour time and resources into building and maintaining these scales—is that it is defensible. It’s hard to challenge judgments based on direct observation of behavior. So how can behaviorally anchored rating scale fit…