Paired Comparison Law and Legal Definition

Paired comparison, in the employment context, is an evaluation method in which each employee is paired with every other employee and compared, one at a time, using the same scale for performance. Paired comparison refers to a job ranking method that allows evaluators to compare each job with other jobs being evaluated.

In paired comparison, the supervisor compares each employee with every other employee in the group and rates each as either superior or weaker of the pair. After all comparisons are made, each employee is assigned a summary or ranking based on the number of superior scores received.