The demise of the annual review

Why not try regular, web-based feedback instead?
By Michelle Berg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2014

The dreaded annual review may finally be on its way out, making way for continual, honest communication between managers and employees throughout the year.


Companies that cling stubbornly to the annual review — a concept born in the 1950s when employees worked for the same employer for 35 years — could die a slow and painful death. That’s because annual reviews need a lot of improvement when it comes to boosting employee performance and engagement, and helping managers build productive relationships with their teams.