Employee appraisals are among the most daunting tasks for HR teams. They tend to be time-consuming and may potentially disrupt operations.
The good news is that the right performance management software should help streamline the process and make appraisals easier for your team.
When shopping for performance management software, you are likely to find a wide range of solutions—and going over them can be challenging. After all, not all platforms have the same offerings. Ideally, your choice should meet your exact performance management requirements while providing scalability and cost-effectiveness in the long run. Read on to find out how you can pick the right solution for your organization.
How to choose a performance management system in 2021: A checklist
Before you start going over every performance management software available, take the time to review your current system and find out what it lacks. Then, take note of your requirements and determine if a new system will be helpful and accelerate your work. Refer to this checklist as your guide:
1. Does the software accommodate your evaluation methodology?
What are the issues you have with the current performance management system you are using for employee appraisals? Does the software address your key challenges and terms related to employee performance management?
Your first step is to list the things you need to help solve those problems, and determine if a performance management software solution will streamline the work of managers when they do appraisals. From there, you can start looking for the right software for your organization—preferably one that helps managers monitor employees individually and help every individual set clear goals while checking their performance.
Managers often have multiple responsibilities, and it can be challenging to keep tabs on every individual. It’s important for the performance management solution to help managers oversee each team member more efficiently. It should let them monitor employees individually, check on their performance, deliver clear feedback, and assist them in setting clear goals.
2. Can you set up goals for the way your organization operates?
Good performance management software should help managers set appropriate competencies and goals for every employee. It should encourage and empower a rewarding system and store employee data effectively to allow you to monitor their progress.
3. Does the software integrate with your productivity suite?
Your employee performance management software must have the capability to integrate seamlessly with other popular third-party applications. AssessTEAM integrates seamlessly with the business systems you most likely already have in place like Google Apps, Office 365, Wrike, Zoho, Basecamp, and many more. As new applications emerge, AssessTEAM offers the capability to integrate any new applications you may want to add at a later date. This performance management solution includes the capability to import and export raw data.
4. Can you benefit from a mobile app based system?
Does the software offer support for mobile apps, multi-platform compatibility and runs on all popular web and mobile browsers?
For modern performance management software to be fully inclusive, employees must be able to access them via mobile apps. The AssessTEAM mobile app is designed with all of the core functionalities and time-saving features required of an employee performance management software mobile application, with an intuitive interface that is easy to read and navigate on a smaller screen.
5. Are you considering 360-feedback? How easy is it to rollout 360-feedback?
The software should deliver an easier, effective method of the 360-degree evaluation process. 360 feedback is a benchmark tool for assessing the performance of employees in an organization as it offers employees feedback from their managers and peers. The goal of 360-degree feedback is to help employees understand their strengths and weaknesses and highlight the areas where they need professional development. AssessTEAM includes an easy to use module that can be set up in minutes for full 360 degree review collection from peers, supervisors, self, and customers too. With the AssessTEAM 360 degree evaluation tool, companies receive performance feedback from all areas within the business organization through encouragement of wider employee participation. The 360 degree evaluation system uses a holistic approach that focuses directly on team collaboration and individual employee competencies and behavioral traits.
6. Does the performance management software offer quick feedback ability?
Make sure that the performance management software simplifies the communication between managers and employees. It should let managers oversee every employee’s progress, train new and existing employees, and appreciate their work in real-time. Employees must be encouraged to report suggestions and problems immediately, if there’s any, and team members must be able to share views.
7. Does the software deliver on easy to analyse reports for your managers?
The software should create timely reports, which will help managers effectively monitor employee performance. Simple actionable reports are critical for managers who have limited time to mentor their employees, identify potential, and determine sanctions or rewards.
Finally, does the performance management software make it fun for your employees?
Using emoticons and our popular mobile app managers can keep things light with simple feedback that’s visual. Feedback can be posted regularly as it does not need to be a long formal form.
Continuous feedback posted for 1-2 KPIs at a time keeps employees engaged in the performance management process.
At AssessTEAM, we deliver all of the modern features and tools you need to effectively analyze, assess, and improve the performance of your team now, and in the future. We provide an easy-to-use and reliable cloud-based platform that optimizes not just performance management, but productivity analysis, too.
AssessTEAM performance management software supports all evaluation methodologies, from traditional annual reviews, 360-degree feedback, real-time feedback, customer experience evaluation, and project performance evaluation.
Businesses worldwide trust AssessTEAM in evaluating on-the-job performance, ensuring consistency in providing timely inputs, and in analyzing productivity in real-time. It will also simplify time tracking. Learn more about our solution by arranging a free demo.