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An appraisal system that saves every criticism for an annual avalanche is unlikely to succeed; objectives should be reviewed throughout the year, advises Geraint Jones

21 September 2015

What do three very different firms such as Microsoft, Gap and Adobe have in common? Any offers? The answer is that they have all abolished their annual performance reviews for staff.

What a great idea, I hear you all say.
I certainly remember that when I used to be subjected to an annual review,
I used to hate it, but not nearly as much as I hated filling the forms in beforehand.

The hours I spent drafting and redrafting answers to banal questions such as, what is your greatest weakness? What are you going to do to improve departmental profitability? How could
I appear confident and assertive without being arrogant and aggressive?

For the lucky few, those days are now over and I'm sure that it must save a lot of time for everyone concerned. However, what is replacing them and why?

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