A poll by Reflektive of 445 human resources professionals and executives covering two years indicates a 170% increase in the percentage of this group who expect managers to give daily feedback to their direct supervisors. For the 622 employees surveyed over those two years, the percentage saying they wanted formal performance talks at least once a month jumped up 89%.
The same poll found that just under 40% of companies conduct annual reviews, while 26% hold bi-annual reviews and 22% do quarterly reviews. Just under 10% of firms say it takes them more than 12 months to do a review.
“The challenges of 2020 are universal. We’re all experiencing unprecedented changes and disruptions in our daily lives, and how we work,” Rachel Ernst, chief human resources officer at Reflektive, said in the report. “In 1:1s, check-ins, and even all-hands meetings, showing empathy and truly listening to employee needs will put companies in the best position to succeed going forward.”