How Effective Are Performance Appraisals?

By Robert Half November 23, 2015 at 1:41pm

How Effective Are Performance Appraisals?

Most companies hold performance appraisals at least once a year.

2015 2010
Quarterly 12% 6%
Twice a year 15% 12%
Once a year 52% 60%
As necessary 16% 18%
Never 5% 5%

25% of workers say their company’s performance appraisal process is not effective in improving their performance.

37% Very effective
38% Somewhat effective
14% Not very effective
11% Not effective at all

89% of HR managers say their company’s performance appraisal process is effective in improving employee performance.

43% Very effective
46% Somewhat effective
9% Not very effective
2% Not effective at all

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 307 U.S. human resources (HR) managers and 317 U.S. workers in 2015, and 510 U.S. HR managers in 2010.

Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2015 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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