Constructive feedback is vital to an employee’s ongoing development. A Players and underperformers alike need timely, specific, and helpful feedback to reach their full potential. Positive feedback helps build confidence, while constructive criticism clarifies expectations and allows people to learn from their mistakes. 96% of employees said that receiving feedback regularly is a good thing. So don’t use the annual performance review as your only opportunity to tell your employees what's working and what's not. Daniel Pink, the Washington D.C.-based author says, "There's no way to get better at something you only hear about once a year."