…regarding performance reviews. See http: Accenture. They join a growing list. My experience with clients is that this issue is, at best, a source of deep frustration and, at worst, involves ethical compromises. Performance review rankings positively mitigate against developing leaders. Good leadership is about creating an environment in which people thrive. This is the role of the CEO and not HR, who are often saddled with the job by poor CEOs. I have never but never heard anyone say that performance review rankings help people thrive. But some big brand names still use them, presumably because they feel that they must have a system, no matter how flawed. They might find reassurance in the stories of a growing number of companies who have had the courage to change.