In an apparent attempt to further pare marginal white-collar employees from its ranks, Ford Motor Co. is rolling out a new performance evaluation system that could trim its worldwide salaried workforce by as many as 2,000 employees annually, Ward's has learned. The A, B, C grading system for the top 20% of Ford's 100,000 salaried employees requires large departments within the company to label 10% of their salaried workers as grade Cs, or under-performers, and another 10% as grade A, or ...

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