7 Tips for Getting More from Your Performance Review: How Reviews Impact Your Career Path and Your Wallet

by Salary.com Staff - Original publish date: January 19, 2012

Performance review season is upon us and many employees feel like the process doesn't matter or has little impact on their professional development or compensation. However, performance reviews are critical in demonstrating your accomplishments to your employer.

To see what employees and employers think about the performance review process, Salary.com conducted a survey of over 2,000 employees and 330 HR professionals. The results of the study illustrate that the majority of employees don't understand how important the performance review is to their ongoing success and professional development. Many workers are missing important opportunities to maximize their earning potential by not devoting more effort to their performance review or ensuring that they get a clear explanation of their goals and objectives.

This article explains the leading false assumptions held by many workers regarding the performance review and provides 7 easy tips for improving and getting more from the performance review process.