Is your business keen on building a strong performance management culture, yet struggling to get staff and managers engaged in the appraisal process? If this is the case, then this is a frustrating situation to be in. But the good news is that there are several simple steps you can take to boost the uptake of your appraisals in your business.
- Start from the top.
If your CEO and board are not seen to be subject to performance appraisals, then it can devalue the appraisal process, causing staff to disengage from the process. If you want to increase staff buy-in to the appraisal process, make sure senior staff are seen to be willing and enthusiastic participants in the process too.
- Link financial reward to appraisal scores.
If staff can’t see a link between appraisals and their pay, they are more likely to regard appraisals as irrelevant. Therefore, let it be known that appraisal scores will be used to calculate bonuses and pay-rises and watch your employee appraisal uptake statistics soar.
- Use Anytime-Anywhere Deployment Technologies.
The old-fashioned analogue appraisal system based on paper, word files, human memory and face-to-face meetings just won’t cut it anymore. The typical transient, highly mobile worker can’t engage effectively with such an archaic system and is most likely to regularly misplace files/paperwork, having to reschedule meetings, and failing to get forms in on time.
By using cloud-based and highly automated appraisal software you can create an anytime-anywhere culture around your appraisal function. Your mobile and highly flexible work-force can engage with this appraisal process at ease whether at home, a hotel, or in Starbucks. They can engage at a time which suits them, and benefit from automated reminders and prompts, increasing engagement and appraisal uptake.