I am based in the uk and I'm faced with the following problem. My boss is pressurizing me to "adjust" my assessments of two staff so they dont progress into a permament post, to save his departmental budget.
The context is as follows. We have a couple of under 21 apprentices, they are coming up to their 3 months internal review. Its a big thing for them as a successful review puts them into a permanent and salaried post. Its a company wide scheme with published guidelines on how to progress the interviews and score the apprentices. But my boss is saying we can't afford them so skew the assessment. My instinct is to stick to my guns, they are good staff who I would like to see on my team. Also all the 121 and appraisal evidence for these staff is overwhelmingly positive.
I dont want to annoy my boss but I dont want to be part of a dishonest process that could do permanent harm to peoples careers and is against company guidelines and policies.