The truth about bias in performance feedback

Report: 26 page PDF (form submission required)

Textio (@textio) has found strong patterns of inequity in job performance feedback from over 25,000 people. This new data reveals major demographic biases by gender, race, and age. Such example points include:

  • Compared to men, women are 7x more likely to report being described as “opinionated,” and 11x more likely to report being described as “abrasive.”
  • Black and Latinx people receive 2.4x more feedback that’s not actionable compared to white and Asian people.
  • White men under 40 get the word “brilliant” in performance feedback 8.7x more than women over 40.


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