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The problem with performance appraisals

My dad sent me a Forbes article claiming that 98 percent of HR executives say that annual performance appraisals aren’t useful.

A number like that immediately makes me very skeptical of the article. That’s a bold claim, and a majority of HR professionals I meet think performance appraisals are useful and a good use of time.

I, however, don’t.

The problem with them is actually pretty simple: If your organization has managers who properly manage performance throughout the year, appraisals are superfluous and time consuming. If you don’t, they’re of no value.

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