The truth about bias in performance feedback
Language Bias in Performance Feedback
Access Textio’s full report on language bias in performance reviews.
The patterns of discrimination are now clear
Textio has found strong patterns of inequity in job performance feedback. Employees who receive high-quality performance feedback grow faster, earn more, and get promoted faster than those who don’t. And the groups of people who systemically receive the lowest-quality feedback are the same groups that are consistently underrepresented in corporate leadership.
Women are 11 times more likely than men to report being described as “abrasive” in the performance feedback they receive
Black women are 4 times more likely than white men to see the term “overachiever” in their job performance feedback
Job feedback for Asian men is 7 times more likely to have the words “brilliant” or “genius” in it than feedback for Latinx women
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