Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale {BARS}

BARS is the acronym for the Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale. It is a measuring scale designed and developed to bring the benefits of quantitative and qualitative data to the employee appraisal process. It is a rating system that grades employees based on their performance and behavioral patterns. BARS compares an employee’s performance with specific examples which are then categorized and appointed a numerical value used as the basis for rating performance. The first step in BARS is to write CIT that is Critical Incident Techniques. These are the techniques used for documenting human behavior that has an importance in a specific area.