Employers rethinking performance appraisals.

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The performance review is getting a makeover, as more than half of U.S. companies (51%) say they've updated their performance appraisals in the past two years, according to a new Office Team survey of HR professionals.

The top changes being made to the process: making it shorter, increasing the frequency of feedback and adding rating scales. Perhaps most significantly, one-fifth of HR pros said they've decoupled performance reviews from compensation discussions (see chart below).

How often are employers holding reviews? A full 78% of Hr managers said their company conducts formal staff appraisals at least once a year. And 38% have these meetings twice a year or quarterly, an 11-point jump from a similar survey in 2015. The other 11% said they didn't have a...

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