Equitable Performance Management and Career Growth

Your employees want to grow in their roles and advance in their careers. Career growth is not based on the sole responsibility of their role, but rather on what kind of career the individual wants.

Unconscious bias can get in the way of how we evaluate everyone’s contributions and potential for career development and advancement. It’s important to have direct, personal experiences with different backgrounds and demographics. Otherwise, we can unconsciously expect people to act and behave consistently with common social norms. We cannot expect everyone to act a certain way without acknowledging each other’s unique differences. 

Use this checklist to help managers make decisions about an individual’s performance and career advancement based on direct observation and experience with the employee. Everyone should have an equal opportunity to move up the ladder. 

How to Give Your Employee a Constructive Evaluation

Actionable Ways to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Building an Effective Unconscious Bias Program