Male employees have a really hard time with performance reviews, study finds

Male employees have a really hard time with performance reviews, study finds
Two-thirds of employees think annual evaluations are unnecessary and outdated.
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Performance reviews can be tough for anyone.

But men take their annual evaluations particularly hard, a new study found.

Adobe surveyed 1,500 US office workers and found that most people think performance reviews are a waste of time.

About two-thirds of employees and managers think formal reviews are an outdated way of measuring performance.

But beyond annoyance, office employees are really troubled by the review process.

Sixty-one per cent of millennials would switch jobs if it meant no more reviews, even with the same title and salary.

Forty-seven per cent of millennials have looked for a new job after a review and 30 per cent say they've quit basically on the spot.

Beyond millennials' trouble with performance reviews, male employees have a particularly hard time with the process.

Twenty-five per cent of men - versus 18 per cent of women - have cried after a review from their manager.

More men than women looked for another job or quit after receiving a review, too.

Adobe used this survey to say that companies should consider abandoning formal reviews, which the software company did in 2012.

Fifty-five per cent of office workers surveyed said they wished their own companies would get rid of or at least change the review process.

That's one way to stop the tears.

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