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9-Box Model

The 9-box model (or 9-box grid) is a visual assessment tool that evaluates employee performance and potential. It's a grid that ranks employee performance on an x-axis and employee potential on a y-axis. The assessment tool predicts various outcomes, for example, whether a low-performing employee has high potential or a moderate performer has low potential. Stakeholders can use this tool to determine an employee's potential for career progression.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About 9-Box Model

Human resources departments within a small business can use the 9-box model to determine employee performance as well as potential for a future position within the company. This assessment tool can be valuable for SMBs because research shows it's cheaper to retain and advance existing employees than hire new staff.

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