Nominate peers for a review cycle participant

Peer reviews within a Best-Self Review® cycle are reviews in which nominated peers are asked to review their teammates. Once a review cycle launches, participants and their managers can nominate peers to review them. Review admins and Cycle collaborators can also nominate peers for review cycle participants. In this article, we'll walk Review admins and Cycle collaborators through how to nominate peers for a review cycle participant.

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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.



This article is only relevant for review cycles that include participant-initiated peer reviews. If the steps below do not seem to match what you are seeing in-app, your company may have opted for peer-initiated peer reviews. For an outline of the difference between these peer review types, check out our "Peer reviews: participant initiated vs peer initiated" Help Center article.

Nominate peers for a review cycle participant

  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 to open the 'Peer nominations' tab at the top of the page.
  4. If you're a manager in the review cycle, you'll land on the "Manage peers for your team" page. To nominate peers for a person who isn't your direct report, open the "Everyone's Peers" tab.
  5. Use the search bar at the top of the page to find the participant you want to manage peers for. You can filter by any individual or group included in the review cycle. All review cycle participants that match selected filters will appear in the participant list.
  6. Click Add peer to the right of the participant you want to nominate peers for.
  7. A screen will pop up that allows you to add peers on a participant's behalf. Choose the names of the people you want to nominate as peers, then click Confirm.
  8. Nominated peers will receive an email from titled, "You’ve been nominated to review [participant]."


Check out our "Track the status of peer nominations" article for steps on how to see which peers have or haven't responded to their nominations.

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