A review cycle is a fundamental cycle in performance management. This round-robin system involves setting clear goals, developing strategies for accomplishing them, providing necessary resources, and reviewing performance. Effectively implemented, it enhances employee engagement, promotes accountability, and fosters a culture of continuous improvement, thus fostering organisational success.
A review period is a specific duration of time, predetermined by your company, that is considered for performance evaluation. It is effectively the time frame that your upcoming review will focus on, assessing all the work you have done during (or up until the end of) this period. All of your tasks, goals, and achievements during this period will be evaluated in the review cycle.
Participants in a Review Cycle
Employees and contractors at your organisation can participate in a Review Cycle in two different roles - as reviewees or as reviewers. Reviewees and reviewers differ, not only in their function during a review cycle but also their access and visibility.
- Reviewee is a person that receives a review based on their performance during an active cycle
- On the other hand, a reviewer is the one giving the reviews
Given the variety of review types, it's possible for one individual to serve dual roles - as both a reviewer and a reviewee - in a single review cycle.