For some employees in an SME, getting started with or contributing their own performance review can be a daunting task with a range of emotions coming to the fore.
From the work we do with clients in companies large and small, we know that simple email reminders at key stages of the review process, just aren't enough. People need greater involvement, empowerment and, quite frankly, more regular input.
Couple all this with the fact that, at different times of the so-called performance calendar, employees and managers are asked to do different things. They may be setting goals for the year, or looking back on what they've achieved. They may be trying to understand and fit with the company aims and direction, or their own progression in the business. And of course, there's the 'day job': keeping an eye on performance progress is one of the long list of things to do.
Once you've decided to introduce a structured and on-going way of monitoring and managing objectives, goals and performance. The next challenge is to get everyone engaged in the online system you choose to use...
Imagine if you could stick a sticky note on everyone's screen that encourages them to take a look at their performance progress. And if they don't have screens, maybe a messages on a mobile device. A sticky note on the screen? That would work.
And we know it works so that's what we built into our cloud-based performance management system - Talent Performance® - and it's part of our Talent Cloud® for SMEs package. To show you just how this looks, take a look at our Getting Started with Performance Management video.
In the video, you’ll be able to see how the sticky note appears on the screen of the employee and how you, as the Administrator of the system, control what appears. The analytics we put at your disposal will tell you if people are actually doing what you ask.
It’s just one example of how our software tools are designed to engage people and encourage a more continuous performance process, rather than simply capture data and fill in forms.
You may like to see and hear how Munoz has introduced Talent Performance® in the UK across their 300 plus employees - or read the full case study.
Learn more about how to adopt an agile approach to performance appraisal - and request our Guide for smaller businesses which are looking to get started with talent management.
When you're ready to have a d like to take a look at you can get started with talent management and performance management, then get in touch for a chat.