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November 25, 2013

Microsoft Changes Performance Review System (Forced Ranking Method)

In an email to all of Microsoft’s global employee base, Lisa Brummel, Microsoft’s executive vice president of human resources announced that Microsoft will no longer be employing a forced ranking system ( also known as a stack ranking review system) to manage its global workforce’s performance.

The system previously employed by Microsoft relies on managers forcefully assigning employee ratings to be included in one of five categories. The top category being those who are top performers, and the bottom carry those who will be asked to find other jobs.

The forced ranking performance review system was immortalized by its use with general electric, and [...]

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