353: How Culture Amp Is Transforming Employee Feedback & Performance Reviews
There is an increasing feeling that the old-school employee performance management and appraisal process is broken. If employers fail to evolve with the modern workplace, they run the risk of devaluing and under-appreciating their employees. Maybe, we shouldn’t be too surprised that a lack of employee engagement is one of the first signs that something is wrong.
Employee engagement and the antiquated performance review has been a long-standing issue within many industries, and the tech industry is no different. But new research from Culture Amp found that new tech companies may have a leg up on traditional tech companies.
New Tech organizations are some of the most innovative companies in the world. But, they also compete fiercely for talent – so understanding what new tech employees need is essential. The recent report from Culture Amp explores the results of thousands of employee surveys.
- 72% of new tech organizations are engaged, compared to 69% of traditional tech organizations.
- 73% of new tech workers say their company motivates them to go beyond what they would in a similar role elsewhere, compared to 65% of traditional tech workers.
- Overall, 87% of new tech workers are proud to work for their company; 82% of traditional tech workers say the same.
The report also covers six key areas to focus on to improve employee engagement within new tech organizations, including leadership, learning and development, and company confidence.
Jason McPherson, chief scientist at Culture Amp, is a reformed research psychologist (Ph.D. > Psychology) with an interest in combining psychology, technology, and statistics to create thoughtful and usable products. In his earlier academic life, McPherson conducted and published research on computer game prototype working memory and speed assessments, survey research methods and statistics, cognitive plasticity and human cognitive performance across the lifespan.
The Culture Amp platform makes it easy to collect, understand and act on employee feedback, and to improve the engagement, experience, and effectiveness of every employee. In this podcast, I talk to Jason McPherson about how Culture Amp is trusted by over 1000+ innovative and culture-first companies globally, across a wide range of industries.