Performance reviews: dreaded morale-crusher or welcome opportunity for recognition (and a possible raise)? Whichever side you come down on, you can probably agree that there’s room for improvement when it comes to employee evaluations. How did this standard practice become so common? Do they really work?
- The beginnings of performance reviews stretch all the way back to the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s.
- The 1920s saw a huge shift in employee treatment with the birth of Human Resources, pensions, and minimum wage.
- Between 1992 and 1997, employee satisfaction with the review process plummeted from 20% to 5%.
- 4 out of 5 workers feel performance reviews don’t accurately reflect the work they’ve done .
Take a look at the full infographic below to learn exactly how performance reviews came to be common practice, and how technology will make them more social in the coming years.
Source: Walton Illustration
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