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What is alternation ranking?

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Alternation ranking is a performance appraisal method that is commonly used by employers. Using this method, a rater (usually a manager) selects the best- and worst-performing employees based on a particular trait, then the next best and worst, and so on, until all employees have been rated. In order to do this, a manager will make a numbered list for the total number of employees to be in the ranking. They will place the...

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