What Do Employees Really Think About Performance Reviews?

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Here’s a secret – employees don’t hate having their performance appraised.

No, indeed! They want to know how they are doing, if their efforts are meeting the needs of colleagues, customers and the company, and where they could do better. But they do hate the annual performance review process.

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t? It’s fraught with anxiety for everyone because so much weight is put on a meeting that happens just once a year with perspective from just one person.

So, what do employees want and how do they suggest fixing it?

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The truth about performance reviews

The latest Workforce Mood Tracker survey looked at just that. Check out the infographic below originally shared on the Globoforce Blog (email newsletter readers may need to click through.)infographic-employee-reviews

You can find more from Derek Irvine on his Recognize This! blog.

Derek Irvine is senior vice president of client strategy and consulting at Workhuman, where he leads the company’s consulting and analytics divisions. His writing is regularly featured across major HR publications, including HR Magazine, Human Resource Executive, HR Zone, and Workspan.