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How instant gratification is changing the performance review process

 |  By: Sherrie Whatton, President/CEO, Staffing Solutions


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We are a society that loves “instant” feedback and results. This expectation is growing more widely now that the first generation to grow up with instant gratification has entered the workforce.  This is neither bad nor good – it just is.  

Management needs to acknowledge this new employee mindset and alter their traditional processes to provide timely communication and feedback. It is important to most individuals that they have regular, ongoing feedback (i.e. after a project, at the end of a calendar quarter, at the end of a deadline, etc.) versus waiting for the traditional, annual performance review. 

With more routine feedback throughout the year, employees have the opportunity to shift gears if needed to strengthen their results/skills. Likewise, employers are more in-tune with the employee’s performance and where they are emotionally with the engagement of their role and with the company.  

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