Evaluating Our Evaluations: Recognizing and Countering Performance Evaluation Pitfalls
Selecting the right person for the right job at the right time is a persistent challenge faced by organizations. Performance evaluations are a fundamental component of selection processes, and their use in the Army is nearly as old as the service itself. Some early evaluation systems consisted of a list of officers in a regiment with observations noted for each ranging from “a good-natured man” to “merely good—nothing promising” to “a man of whom all unite in speaking ill.”
Evans, Lee A., and G. Lee Robinson. “Evaluating Our Evaluations: Recognizing and Countering Performance Evaluation Pitfalls.” Military Review 100, no. 1 (January 2020): 89–99.