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Churchill Downs Case Study

Thoroughbred racetracks and television broadcasting; $430 million revenues; 1000 employees

Client Need:

Management wanted to be certain that appraisers were using fair and consistent criteria in evaluating employees — and that uniformly high standards of performance were applied throughout the organization.

Our Solution:

We designed a calibration procedure specifically appropriate for Churchill Downs. We then facilitated a series of calibration meetings over a period of three years.

Successful Result:

Performance appraisal ratings are consistent across the company, including ratings of employees in distant racetracks. Through our coaching, Churchill Downs is now able to continue the calibration sessions themselves without the need for outside help.