Track the status of peer nominations

Once peers are nominated for review cycle participants, those nominated peers are tasked with either accepting or declining their nominations. As the peer nomination deadline approaches, we recommend checking the status of the nominations to make sure nominated peers are taking action so participants receive a full picture of their performance in the cycle. In this article, we'll walk through how to track the status of peer nominations.

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Best-Self Review®.
👥 This article is relevant to Review admins and Cycle collaborators.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform and Total Platform pricing packages.

Track the status of peer nominations



You can also download the Peer nomination status report to see the status of peer nominations.

  1. Click on Best-Self Review® in the left-hand navigation bar.
  2. Open the review cycle you want to nominate peer reviewers for.
  3. Click on the 'Peer nominations' tab at the top of your page.
  4. If you're a manager in the review cycle, you'll land on the "Manage peers for your team" page. To check the status of peer nominations for all review cycle participants, open the "Everyone's Peers" tab.
  5. Use the search bar at the top of the page to find the participant whose peer nominations you want to check.

  6. Once you pull up the appropriate participant, you'll notice various icons on nominated peers' avatars. You can hover over a person's avatar to see their peer nomination status.

    Possible statuses are:


    Accepted This person has accepted their peer nomination and is responsible for writing a peer review.
    Declined-Peer.png Declined This person was nominated to write a peer review, but either the nomination was denied or declined. These nominations can be removed so that another peer can be nominated in their place.
    Pending-Manager-Approval-Peer.png Pending approval This person was nominated as a peer but hasn't yet been approved by a manager, review admin, or cycle collaborator.
    Pending-Manager-Approval-Peer.png Pending approval (with warning) This status is the same as the "Pending approval" status but also signifies that the nominated peer has been nominated more than five times. We include this warning so that leaders can make informed decisions about whether or not they should approve a peer.
    Pending-Peer-Approval-Peer.png Awaiting peer response This person was nominated and approved as a peer but hasn't yet accepted or declined the nomination. You can nudge this individual to respond to their nomination using these steps.

    ❓FAQ: Why can't I see a peer's identity?

    In the "Peer review transparency" section of Best-Self Review® feature settings, admins have the option to make peer identities fully anonymous to everyone in a review cycle.


    When managing peers in a cycle in which peer identities are fully anonymous, the following logic applies to visibility:

    • If a peer nomination is not approved, Review admins, Cycle collaborators, and Managers will be able to see the peer's identity in the "Everyone's Peers" tab. The peer's identity will remain anonymous in the participant's "My nominations" tab.
    • If a peer nomination is not accepted by the peer, their identity will remain anonymous to everyone.

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