In 2017, Aberdeen found that 64% of Best-in-Class companies (the top 20% of performers as defined by Aberdeen’s Best-in-Class research methodology) distrusted traditional performance reviews. This sets the tone for a major challenge facing organizations today: Traditional performance reviews are hindering employee growth, productivity, and participation in organizational goals and objectives.
The real problem is that performance reviews are just too retroactive and subjective. Managers conduct them at pre-determined intervals, so problems are uncovered only after they’ve negatively impacted the company. For more than 80% of companies, performance data gets siloed in the employee record without contributing to a strategy for accommodating employee growth objectives.