The purpose of a ranking system is to arrange employees along an entire spectrum of performance from good to bad. To arrange employees along the spectrum, the supervisor compares employees to each other. Ranking systems are particularly useful in situations in which managers must make cuts according to employee performance—for example, when an organization is downsizing.

What is the difference between training and development?

Training is conducted by another employee, while development is provided by an expert from outside the organization.

Training refers to education that takes place on the job, while development takes place in the classroom.

Training usually refers to teaching operational or technical employees how to do the job for which they were hired, while development refers to teaching professionals skills that may be needed in the future.

There is no difference between training and development.