One worker in three thinks appraisals are a waste of time

A survey of 1,000 office workers has found that one in three feels workplace appraisals are a waste of time and do not contribute to their personal career development.

According to recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark, appraisals are in danger of becoming “tick-box” exercises that waste time and fail to help employees. More than one-third (37%) of employees spend at least seven hours every year on appraisals, while an unfortunate one in 20 spend 15 hours discussing their performance.

Badenoch & Clark managing director Nicola Linkleter said that the process was often too formal and infrequent: “Many organisations adopt a once-a-year approach towards appraisals, which means the process is scheduled and collation of employee feedback is often carried out through standardised forms or systems.

“Dedicating time to appraisals is only beneficial for organisations and individuals if they are effective in identifying and developing talent in return.”

XpertHR has information that can help you when carrying out performance appraisals.

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