BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS)

n. an appraisal method which rates performance, usually on the job. Behavior-based, this measure evaluates employee performance on a point-scale by rating their job behavior as compared to specific examples of behaviors that anchor each level to a performance standard. Compare behavioral observation scale.

BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS): "Not as traditional as most tests, the Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale (BARS) does its best to rate employees based on their performance."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behaviorally-anchored-rating-scale-bars/ (accessed October 1, 2019).
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