Fair evaluation of performance for promotion


In our company there is the rule for promotion that requires at least 3 candidates for the position. But admittedly that rule was not being followed because the HR officer said that usually there are not enough candidates to choose from which means even if there is only 1 candidate but with the endorsement of the manager would surely be promoted. That method is tantamount to promoting inefficient employees.


This is an issue that is always eliciting complaints and rants. We have to admit that it is not easy to judge a performance that evaluation is not always accurate in spite of the guidelines. Think of a manager with 50 staff under him. How could you assess the 50 performances that surely accuracy will be a problem. Anyway, my take on promotion is to evaluate it carefully and one by one.