What is Behaviourally Anchored Rating Scale (BARS)
‘Behaviourally Anchored Rating Scale’ or BARS is a system of rating employees or candidates based on their behaviour and situation awareness. It is meant to measure an employee’s performance against behavioural ratings.
BARS is created by using CITs or Critical Incident Techniques which compares an employee’s responses with standardized patterns against a scale of 5-9.
BARS can be used for appraisals as they remain the same irrespective of the person supervising the whole scenario as well as setting a fair standard for all employees. As it is consistent, it also helps in reliably analyzing the employee while also being able to provide objective feedback.