It’s that time of the year and far too many employees and their managers roll their eyes at the annual performance review process. It’s supposed to be a time of reflection, of aligning expectations and goals to ensure future success–for the organisation and its employees. So why do so many think of it as a tedious exercise often leading to disappointment and wasted time?

John Patterson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Talbots, discusses the death of the appraisal system and how to partner for real growth.