As a career HR practitioner, I have been involved with many types of performance evaluations. I’ve worked at companies where they are very important and tie directly to compensation and promotions and I’ve worked where they don’t. Being part of the broader online HR community has also brought many discussions into my life about this topic. It has also been a topic we’ve debated at HRevolution in the past.
Today, I want to share a new, evolving vision of performance reviews. In our most recent HR Happy Hour podcast, Steve Boese and I welcomed Eric Mosley to the show. Eric is the CEO of Globoforce and author of the new book The Crowdsourced Performance Review: How to Use the Power of Social Recognition to Transform Employee Performance. I have been a fan of Eric and his view on employees, social and performance for many years. I remember being very influenced by him when I first heard him speak in 2010. Check out that review HERE.
Fast forward to 2013 and he again brings forth a forward-thinking view on performance reviews. Listen to Eric talk about the reasoning behind the move to crowdsourcing performance feedback and the benefits to your organization.
HR Happy Hour: The Crowdsourced Performance Review
I absolutely believe, experience, and feel that performance reviews need an evolution…crowdsourced is a useful consideration, but with a cautionary note that it may only work best with a mature group of co-workers.