The very word ‘ratings’ is polarizing, especially in the context of performance appraisal forms. But like any aspect of performance appraisals, ratings have both pros and cons.
Ratings can be very helpful in the sense that they can quickly help you categorize and sort an employee’s skill sets. They can help show an employee the areas in which he or needs more improvement. They can also be used to boost employee morale and motivate them to better.