Almost three-quarters (74%) of respondents said that ‘crowdsourcing’ recognition data provides the most accurate picture of employee performance, according to research by Globoforce.
The Spring 2013 Society for Human Resource Management/Globoforce Employee recognition survey, which polled 800 HR professionals, defines ‘crowdsourcing’ as the collection of feedback from all employees within an organisation.
The research found that 90% of respondents said feedback from an employee’s peers is more accurate than that of a supervisor or manager.
It also found:
- 77% of respondents conduct performance reviews once a year.
- 85% of respondents are currently using or would consider using social recognition, a system that empowers employees to recognise each other for great work.
- 78% of respondents said crowdsourced recognition would be helpful data to incorporate into performance reviews.
- 74% of respondents currently use or would consider mapping recognition awards against performance rankings or ratings.
- 83% of respondents said employees are further motivated by recognition that includes a reward than recognition with no associated reward.
- 94% of respondents said positive feedback has a greater impact on performance, versus just 6% who said negative feedback is the better motivator.
Eric Mosley, chief executive officer at Globoforce (pictured), said: “The arrival of the ‘crowdsourced’ performance review is a welcome paradigm shift in the human resources industry.
“An innovative, more complete system for providing team members with accurate, consistent feedback creates happier employees and more productive work environments.”