April 17, 2014
It's no corporate secret that managers hate giving performance reviews almost as much as employees hate getting them—prompting at least one expert to propose getting rid of them altogether. A new survey shows just how dissatisfied employees are with the performance review process. More than half (51 percent) of 631 respondents believe reviews don't provide accurate appraisals of their work, and nearly one-fourth dread them, according to the 2011 Globoforce Workforce Mood Tracker, a new semiannual online survey conducted by Globoforce, a business software developer with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
Indeed, strong leadership is critical to managing performance, according to HR consultant Dan Walker, former chief talent officer at Apple Inc. “Great leaders talk to their people all the time,” he says. Filling out a performance appraisal form once a year “doesn't make someone a good manager.”