How to make manager's comments mandatory in the Performance Review?

Category: Performance allows users to set mandatory comments for manager assessments in performance reviews

Why this Feature?

By setting mandatory comments the users can identify why the other users have provided us with different ratings for the Competencies, OKRs, and Goals in the Performance Reviews.

Step 1

Navigate to Settings → Performance → Review Templates from the left navigation panel.

Review template navigation

Step 2

On the Review Template page, click on the edit Edit icon of the Review template you want to make the changes to.

Review Template page

Step 3

Select the Review Process tab and click on the edit  icon to Edit the Manager Assessment menu.

Review Process tab

Step 4

On the Manger Assessment Options panel, under the Performance Reviews Include section, enable the Comments toggle for review components.

For instance, let’s enable comments for OKRs, Goals, and Competencies.

Enable comments

Step 5

Users can click on the Mandate Comments you can select the ratings and set mandatory comments to the same.

Mandate Comments

Step 6

Once done, click on Update.


The user performing the manager assessment will get a red outline in the comment box to provide the mandatory comment.

Performance review

The user will get an Alert Message to provide the comment when you try to submit the review.

Alert message

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