Whether it is a small business or a large enterprise, it is important that each employee’s performance be monitored, managed and evaluated. An organization’s growth depends on individuals working inside it and vice versa. Performance management is not simply about monitoring them like supervisors do but going beyond by inspiring and motivating them through an evaluative process that focuses on their pluses and corrects deficiencies.
Keeping track of hundreds of employees and their specific history at any moment in time is not easy if you do it manually. IT based PMS or performance management is the only viable solution. Employers know exactly what is going on. Employees know a system is transparent and that their performance is evaluated honestly with a fair chance of advancement, thus encouraging them to do their best.
Sophisticated solutions have customized features that allow enterprises to set goals for each employee with weightage given to their performance. Managers can modify such goals and monitor achievement levels at any time as also provide feedback through reviews that help staff members correct and do better. Such PMS can also be a base for providing alerts as well as training programs for those in need of improvement as well as to help high performers to go on to the next level as valuable contributors to company growth. A sophisticated PMS would integrate Bell curves in reports, self development tips, scorecards and interaction giving rise to many benefits.
With a PMS, managers can view graphical chart of progress in an automated system that is safe and secure as well. Employees can do more as can managers since IT relieves them of doing everything manually.
If and when you do decide to go in for HR IT solutions, make sure you pick one from a provider with sophisticated PMS features customized to your enterprise’s operational methods.
Sonali Chowdhry is an accomplished HR professional and contributor to blogs as well, with her favorite topic being PMS as a barometer of company growth.