U.S. workers want job reviews changed, survey says

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four out of five U.S. workers are dissatisfied with their job performance reviews and would like to see them better reflect their work, said a survey released on Tuesday.

A third of those workers would like to see the reviews tied to compensation, and a fifth said they would like the reviews to be more fair, said the survey conducted for Taleo Corp., a provider of talent management solutions.

Overall, 78 percent of U.S. workers want to change some aspect of the review process, the study said.

Sixteen percent of workers would like the reviews to be conducted more often, while 11 percent want to get rid of them altogether, it said. Fifteen percent said they would not want to see any changes.

“In the current economy, job performance is front and center of the corporate agenda. So it’s not surprising that this is an area where American workers want to seize greater control,” said Alice Snell, vice president of Taleo Research.

Five percent of those surveyed said they did not have performance reviews at their jobs. Two-thirds said they last had a performance review in the past year.

The random nationwide telephone survey was conducted among 881 employed adults for Dublin, California-based Taleo by KRC Research from March 12 to March 16, 2009.

It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.