Talent Review Meetings Organizations with formal and systematic performance management systems are 51% more likely to outperform others regarding financial outcomes, and 41% more likely to outperform others regarding customer satisfaction, employee retention, and other important metrics (Cascio, 2006). The talent review meeting is an important piece of this process. Meetings are painful, frustrating, and more unproductive than productive when run ineffectively, as they often are. Given the importance of talent reviews, use the following recommendations to guide your future meetings (Gay & Sims, 2006; Hartman, 2014; Pinsight, 2016; Schwarz, 2015; Sims, 2010). We recommend that you review your key talent on an annual basis.