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Performance Reviews: Be Conscious of Proximity Bias

December 1, 2022


Performance reviews may not be the hap-hap-happiest part of the job, but they’re inevitable as the year draws to a close. Experts weighed in with advice for managers who will be giving the reviews and suggestions on how organizations can better prepare managers for that task.

Beware of Proximity Bias

Managers should be conscious of the tendency to favor people with whom they work closely or in person—also known as proximity bias, said Laurie Chamberlin, head of LHH Recruitment Solutions, North America, for the Adecco Group headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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