Emily Peck, Axios, June 17, 2022
The tenor of your performance review might depend on your race and gender.
Driving the news: Men tend to get reviews that focus on the substance of their work; while women are 22% more likely to get feedback on their personality, according to a new analysis of performance reviews from 253 companies.
- White and Asian men are far more likely to be described as “brilliant” or “genius” than any other group.
Why it matters: On an individual level, quality feedback about someone’s actual work helps them advance in their careers. Bigger picture: the differences in the way people are reviewed reveal biases about gender and race.
- “Individual bias runs deep,” says Kieran Snyder, the CEO of Textio, a software firm that did the analysis.