B, In this argument we need to fill the void between the premise and conclusion
Premise 1: The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings
satisfied with the system
Conclusion:The personnel director concluded from these data that the company’s best-performing employees
liked the system.
How can you conclude that best performing employees liked the system from the given premise ?
Pre-thinking: best performing employees received high ratings and hence were satisfied with it.
A company’s personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction
with the company’s system for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very
satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data
that the company’s best-performing employees liked the system.
The personnel director’s conclusion assumes which of the following?
(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system. We are not discussing the accuracy of the rating system
(B) The company’s best-performing employees received high ratings. Correct as explained above
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system. You can't assume that those who received poor ratings were not satisfied with the system
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system
will like that system. It does not fill the void; You can't get to the conclusion based on the given premise and this assumption
(E) The company’s best-performing employees were motivated to perform well
by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings. too far fetched of an assumption
--It's one thing to get defeated, but another to accept it.