Posted January 7, 2020 by Mark Perna
Younger workers are alright with yearly reviews, but what they really want is frequent feedback. Mark’s article, “Give Millennials More Than Annual Performance Reviews,” published at Forbes.com on December 17, 2019.
’Tis the season for the end-of-year performance review. Yet for Millennials, once a year is not nearly often enough.
By 2025, Millennials are projected to make up 75% of the American workforce. Having grown up in the digital era, they’re used to instant access to information on any subject. But Google can’t tell them how they’re doing at work, and 74% of Millennials feel “in the dark” about their performance, according to a TriNet survey.Millennial workers want more than a single, intensive annual review. Click To Tweet
Although they’re generally not very vocal about it, Millennial workers want more than a single, intensive annual review. Frequent feedback can go a long way in engaging younger workers, spurring their best performance, and retaining them in a competitive labor market. But how can managers make it happen?
Millennials’ preference for more frequent feedback doesn’t have to create an additional burden for time-pressed managers. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to have more casual, ongoing conversations or check-ins. This will also help you to hone your team, nip potential problems in the bud, and keep people engaged and productive in their everyday work. Here are four ways to get started: