The logic behind the warning banner for frequently nominated peer reviewers in peer selection
Once a review cycle is in the Peer Selection phase, employees and managers will have the ability to nominate peer reviewers. After nominations are complete, admins and managers will be prompted to approve them. The peer selection warning banner appears to let managers or admins know that someone has been frequently selected for peer reviews.
Why is the Peer Selection Warning Banner important?
We believe that employees who are writing five or more peer reviews can experience review fatigue. Additionally, these reviewers may not have enough time to give valuable feedback to all peers. To achieve high-quality feedback, we have enabled a warning banner to help prevent review fatigue when it comes to peer reviews.
This banner will show up when the employee being selected as a potential peer reviewer surpasses the peer nomination limit set when configuring the Review Cycle.
Note: This is a warning banner and doesn't prevent an individual from requesting or approving a highly nominated peer reviewer.
Setting the limit of Peer Nominations
When creating a review cycle, an admin can limit peer nominations in the "Advanced Options" within the Review Settings tab, as shown below.
An admin can also edit the peer selection limit in an active review cycle.
Note: If there is no set limit for a review cycle, the banner will appear when an employee has been nominated five or more times.
When does the Peer Selection Warning Banner appear?
This banner will show up when a selected peer reviewer has reached the limit of peer nominations. This can show up in three places:
- When employees select their own peer reviewers
- When managers select peer reviewers for their direct reports, or override their direct reports' peer nominations
- When admins override peer nominations
When employees are selecting their peer reviewers
If an employee nominates a peer that has already been nominated, the employee will see the following banner as they select that highly nominated peer reviewer.
When managers select and approve peer nominations
Suppose a manager is choosing a peer reviewer who has already been nominated beyond the limit for a direct report. In that case, the manager will see the following banner.
Please note that if employees nominate their own peer reviewers, Managers will only see the warning banner during the approval flow if they use the Override button.
When admins are overriding peer nominations
The same behavior will occur when an admin overrides any peer nomination.