Hey Senior Management, your evaluation process is a complete joke and has been for f---king years. Now it's soooo much worse. The only people you have left are working their tails off. You've got a bunch of 4-5s but you mandate a bell curve. So I'm going to give my folks the 5's they deserve and you're going to tell me to rate them down to 3's, again.
You pay lip service to keeping teams engaged yet you keep pulling this cr-p. I always tell my reports the truth; I put you in for a 5 but was told to make it a 3. Or the real BS; you don't get a promotion because you have to have two years of 4 or 5 when I was not allowed to give anyone a 4 or 5, so no promotion, even though you've been doing the work of two people twice your level. Or the trifecta; promotion and a 1% promotion slash merit raise. It is literally unbelievable.
It's no surprise to anyone you are shedding staff like crazy. The job market is hot and this is a company run by clueless, self deluding losers. Everyone is disengaged, everyones had it.