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Five things you should know about TCS new appraisal system

  • No more Bell Curve appraisal system in TCS
  • New platform to be rolled out soon
  • Read more to know if it is profitable to the employees
Five things you should know about TCS new appraisal system


This might be good news for the employees of the TCS as the company is all set to not to use the Bell Curve system which is also known as forced ranking appraisal systems anymore.


In the Bell Curve appraisal system, managers rank their employees from best to worst to determine pay as well as to fire someone. In this extreme system, 20% of the employees come under ‘Top Performers’ list, 70% of the workers will be in the average performers and 10% will be put in the non-performers.


The top performers will get all the additional benefits including bonus and other perks, whereas average performers will get a chance to figure out ways to be one among the top performers. But those in the bottom 10% hold less chance of continuing unless they show a remarkable improvement in their performance.


Here are five things you should know about TCS new appraisals


1) No more half-yearly appraisals

Employees will not have half-yearly assessments, they will be assessed after every project. The projects could last from months to a year, but targeted workers will be considered for appraisal after the completion of their project work.


2) Separate appraisal systems for IT and BPO employees

Sources said TCS was building a technology platform to manage the regular feedback process. Henceforth, those working in the IT sector will be considered for appraisal according to their performance in the particular project, whereas work of the BPO employees will be judged on the basis of regular feedback.


3) Stage-wise timelines discontinued

The TCS had discontinued the stage-wise timelines for appraisal process last year itself, to start the continuous feedback process. This will be encouraged more and will be useful for those working in the BPO sections of the company.


4) TCS is the fourth company to build new platform

Before TCS, HCL Technologies had changed its platform of appraisal and had called it iSuccess. The Wipro had called their new platform PerformanceNext and Infosys launched iCOunt Platform, this year. Let us wait and see what the TCS is going to name its new appraisal platform.


5) Not for implementation with immediate effect

According to the report in Economic Times, ‘Appraisal cycle changes are still in beta form and will be rolled out to other employees over time.’

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