Benefits of Online Performance Management Software
Bringing your employee appraisals online has many advantages to running any successful business. Performance management is essential for being able to monitor business performance corresponding with performance of employees. It has benefits of bringing together organisational objectives, setting criteria to achieve these objectives, ensuring employees understand their objectives in relation to the business and enabling effective communication throughout the company. However, managing offline appraisals can be time consuming adding extra hours to the working day and need to be passed from superior to superior to be reviewed, therefore a task requiring performance management itself. There are a number of reasons why bringing the performance management system online can be beneficial to any business.
Streamlining the process
Passing physical forms from employees to management, to superiors and HR for completion and signature can be an over extended process. Engaged staff may find this tedious as the long process of trying to keep track of who is at what stage of the process may be too drawn out for them and feel like they are being held back. Online performance management software offers automated workflow and approval, sending the appraisal from employee, to line manager, to above in a much simpler and quicker process.
The ‘internet generation’ are an increasingly high percentage of the workforce and manage their lives online. There is therefore an expectation to move towards online forums for creating online appraisals to manage work life too. Not only is adopting online performance management software going to make life easier for management it will make it easier for employees, making the employer more attractive to work for.
Encouraging year round performance management
Usually, offline appraisal processes are often an annual or biannual event where objectives are locked in a draw and never updated between reviews. With online performance management software employees and managers tend to be more encouraged to review performance progress regularly and ensure that objectives are updated to stay relevant throughout the year.
Getting data and feedback from paper based, offline appraisals can be time consuming. Gaining employee feedback from appraisals is essential for identifying areas for improvement such as business objectives and training purposes. Compiling training needs across a company from offline appraisals requires reading every employee’s personal development plan and identifying common needs, which can take days to complete. Online appraisal software can do this at the touch of a button.
I wonder where you could find an effective, cloud software performance management system that could help performance manage employees and business objectives with such ease and simplicity?
Normally we get around a 45% completion rate with our appraisals, this time using e-ppraise we achieved 95%! The feedback from the team for the first time ever was that the appraisal experience was positive.
Jane Andrew, Director
Really pleased with the new appraisal system, it helps identify training needs and provides consistency across all our 21 offices. the appraisall team have provided excellent training, and support throughout.
Bethan Edmund-Harper - John Francis Estate Agents
A software that takes away my paperwork headache! I am spending my time diagnosing data - determining our succession planning and growth plans rather than tracking who has/hasn't completed their appraisals.
Helen Williams, HR Manager, Call centre
Just love the training administration functionality of the software. I can manage the departmental training budgets and targets, ensure we are legally compliant and that all CPD targets are met, and all in easy to use report formats and diary reminders ... no more multiple spreadsheets!
Katy Miller, Training manager, Insurance
The competency framework works really well for our company. The combination of generic and bespoke competencies means the software feels really relevant to the roles in our organisation. Most of the hard work has been done up front meaning our managers are a lot more engaged with the process.
Anna Mosley - HR Advisor