Eversheds Sutherland scraps annual appraisals and introduces reverse mentoring in performance management shift

Eversheds joins rank of firms moving away from annual appraisals towards more regular feedback.

Eversheds Sutherland has scrapped ‘formulaic’ annual appraisals for all staff, as the firm becomes the latest to rethink its approach to performance management.

The overhaul, which applies to all offices outside the US, has seen the firm introduce quarterly feedback sessions for all fee-earners and staff, with Eversheds encouraging managers to discuss performance issues with their teams on a more regular basis.