The system uses standard workflow and approval protocols with a unique performance decision calculator - the user simply indicates the spread (wide, narrow and some in between) and her assessment of the relative performance (excellent, unsatisfactory and some in between). She then considers the system generated recommendations and, having done so, inputs her decision. All calculations are related back to the Grade-based target bonus at every point in the process.
The simplicity of the visible decision making framework belies the complexity of the underlying calculations. It is not possible to blow the budget (from within the system) even though there is no forced ranking of performance ratings. By using PBRTM , the Annual Remuneration Review becomes a structured, efficient process which supports the strategic imperatives of the business. The days of dread surrounding the yearly crisis are over. This is how annual remuneration reviews will be undertaken from now on.