You might find it difficult to believe, but the annual employee survey is almost a hundred years old! In the 1920s, big industrial companies began the practice of asking employees, once a year, about their job satisfaction to search for ways to improve productivity. One time a year was how frequent employee surveys were sent.
[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017]
For many companies, it’s that time of the year again.
HR professionals, managers and employees groan inwardly at the mention of performance appraisals.
Yet, annual performance appraisals continue to dominate the workplace.
But do we need them?
This post was first published in Forbes on 16 Oct 2016.