Two Things You Don’t Know about 360-Degree Feedback and Should

Multi-source, or 360-degree, reviews are quickly becoming one of the most frequently utilized forms of assessments in companies. It’s surprising then that so few businesses truly understand the two most important things about them. 1) Despite the manner in which many companies use it, individual improvement is not the primary advantage of 360-degree feedback. While…

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360 Reviews: Four Reasons They Fail

What’s more useful: A performance review in which one or two supervisors tell an employee how she has performed over the course of the evaluation period in the areas the supervisors were likely to notice. A multi-source review in which an employee evaluates his own performance and is given feedback from everyone he works with and…

Dead Man Walking: The Annual Performance Review

Type “annual performance review” in Google right now. Standing in stark contrast to the paid ad at the top of the page touting the value of one vendor’s performance appraisal solution, you will find link after link to articles like Huffington Post’s “The Annual Performance Review: #FAIL”, Businessweek’s “The Annual Performance Review: Worthless Corporate Ritual”,…