Recently I wrote about how to avoid bias when you are hiring new employees. Bias also affects performance appraisals and can severely impact employee engagement. In fact, bias may be one reason why only 14% of employees strongly agree that their performance reviews motivate them to improve, according to Gallup.
Now the trend over the past several years is moving away from performance reviews towards coaching feedback sessions on a weekly or biweekly basis. This timelier feedback has provided more meaningful feedback to employees leading to increased employee motivation and engagement.
But if your company is still performing formal appraisals, you need to be aware of how you can avoid bias during the appraisal process. Read about the 5 most common biases here.