The Different Outlook on Performance Reviews by Gender

by Neal McNamara on Mar 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The_Different_Outlook_on_Performance_Reviews_by_Gender_1In a previous TINYpulse poll on performance reviews, we learned that women are more likely to undergo a performance review. In that poll, 70% of women said they have some type of annual review, while only 59% of men said they did.

Given the large pay disparity between men and women, and that women are underrepresented as a share of managers, chief executives, and board members, we wanted to find out if performance reviews are similarly biased against women.

We found that women are more apprehensive about reviews and may be less comfortable discussing performance with senior- or executive-level leaders.

21% of women fear their performance review, while only 14% of men do.



Only 29% of men want their direct manager involved in a review, while 40% of women do.



Only 13% of women want the executive team involved in the review, while 19% of men do.



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This post was written by Neal McNamara

Neal is a communications manager at TINYpulse. Before TINYpulse, he spent a decade working as a newspaper reporter, which is one of the worst jobs in America job according to some career websites, but he actually liked it a lot.

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