Alternation Ranking Method

Definition (1):

Alternation ranking method- Ranking employees from best to worst on a particular trait, choosing highest, then lowest, until all are ranked. It is usually easier to distinguish between the worst and best employees. First, list all subordinates to be rated, and then cross out the names of any not known well enough to rank. Then, on a form, indicate the employee who is the highest on the characteristic being measured and the one who is the lowest. Then choose the next highest, and the next lowest, alternating between highest and lowest until all employees have been ranked.

Definition (2):

Under the alternation ranking method, the assessor chooses the best and worst employees depending on specific criteria/traits and ranks or rates them accordingly.

Definition (3):

“It provides a ranking-based nonmonetary measure of human resource value.” Here, employees are ranked by choosing the best and the next best, and so on, based on a specific dimension. It is a modification helping simplify the judgment process and increase its reliability.

Use of the term in Sentence:

  • The company is using the alternation ranking method for ranking their employees.


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