SAP kills staff reviews

SAP is abandoning performance reviews for its 80,000 staff worldwide.

Europe’s largest tech firm said reviews are: “Too expensive, time consuming and often demotivating,” noting that the task of separating over from under performers “was often counter productive” to the goal of constructive dialogue.

SAP is testing a process on 8,000 staff that involves more regular checks. Head of HR Wolfgang Fassnacht told Reuters: “Grading workers did not work. People are open to feedback, also to harsh criticism, until the moment you start giving scores. Then the shutters go down.” SAP confirmed the change was happening telling The Reg it had been talking about this for “some months.” ®

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