Re: Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) -
June 10th, 2015
Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales Definition
Behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS) are scales used to rate performance. BARS are normally presented vertically with scale points ranging from five to nine.
Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales Examples.
For example, in a hypothetical position of human resources coordinator, one of the job holder’s responsibilities is to complete status change notices, which update the personnel system regarding changes in employee pay, position, title, supervisor, and personal data. The BARS method for this specific task in this specific job could read as follows:
5 — Exceptional performance
4 — Excellent performance
3 — Fully competent performance:
2 — Marginal performance
1 — Unsatisfactory performance