Posted on | June 7, 2013 | No Comments
Support Better Employee Performance for a more Productive Workforce
Productive, well managed companies are easy to identify. Just one glance around a truly functional workplace will reveal a long list of tell-tale signs: Workers who are busy, but not frantic. Straight postures, not expressions of defeat. Clean workspaces that show a sense of pride. A background of pleasant chatter, not cold silence. The list goes on. Most importantly, in a well-managed company, workers are happy, they stay for a long time, and they go the extra mile instead of just doing the minimum required for a paycheck.
Does this describe your company? If not, here are few areas that may need some extra focus. Read more
Posted on | May 27, 2013 | No Comments
What are the top 10 reasons to join CRG emPerform in Chicago June 16-19 for the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo? Glad you asked… Read more
Posted on | May 14, 2013 | No Comments
There are plenty of ways to get an employee appraisal meeting “right,” all of which leave the employee walking out the door feeling driven and excited to get back to work. Good employee appraisal meetings end with each party feeling a renewed sense of respect and appreciation for the other, and great ones end with the employee racing back to her station, determined to make the upcoming year twice as successful as the last.
On the other hand, terrible employee appraisal meetings have the opposite impact. They leave employees feeling drained, belittled, and disconnected. And in the worst case scenario, the employee races back to her desk…so she can get to work polishing her resume. To avoid this scene, watch out for these damaging moves and do whatever you can to remove them from your appraisal process. Read more
Posted on | May 7, 2013 | No Comments
Most hardworking employees attach at least some small portion of their identities to their work performance. So no matter how professional and impersonal a review process may be, managers can still expect annual appraisals to have an emotional impact on an employee, alter his or her sense of confidence, and provide some personal motivation for the year ahead.
And because of this factor, the message left behind by an appraisal is best kept simple. To be remembered and to motivate action, any emotionally loaded message should stay short, clear, and centered around a limited number of key points. Read more
Posted on | April 24, 2013 | No Comments
Choosing your company’s Employee Performance Management software can seem like a hefty task. After all, there are many process and business requirements to map out and details to consider before choosing the right vendor and platform that is just right for your needs. But in the midst of finalizing your requirements, don’t forget about IT. What about your technical requirements? Your new software is after all a technical purchase and does require some consideration for your company’s technical needs and regulations.
Don’t worry – when it comes to mapping out technical requirements, there are 3 questions you should ask: Read more
Posted on | April 17, 2013 | No Comments
We are pleased to announce the availability of version 4.4 of CRG emPerform. Among the list of enhancements and added functionality, this latest release offers integrated 360° performance reviews.
Using multiple perspectives to complete employee reviews is quickly becoming the standard for an effective performance management strategy. Managers often have a limited perspective when it comes to assessing employees and 360° feedback offers the ability to gain insight from people who work closely with one another to generate fair and accurate reviews that have value and can be used for decision making.
“We are pleased to offer this latest release to our customers,” said Anant Rege, our Chief Technical Officer. “We know that many of today’s businesses require more than just manager feedback in the performance appraisals process. Managers and employees need a tool that enables ongoing feedback and a 360° account of performance and goals. This latest release adds that and more to a set of robust tools already present in emPerform.”
emPerform 360° review functionality is included with the software at no additional cost and enables:
- Employee and/or manager 360° peer nomination
- Status tracking of 360° reviews
- Visibility of 360° results from inside appraisal forms
- Automated email notifications for 360° reviewers and managers
Version 4.4 is currently available for upgrade to all emPerform customers.
For more information about emPerform, visit: www.employee-performance.com
Download the Whitepaper: The Changing Face of 360° Reviews and Performance Feedback
Posted on | April 15, 2013 | No Comments
Company success is riding on how well your managers are able to assess, coach, and reward employee performance and development. Completing accurate reviews and ensuring year-round goal management, coaching, and feedback are carried out and documented can be kryptonite for even the best of the best.
What can HR do to help managers transform how they approach appraisals and coaching? It’s time to let emPerform step in and help!
- Power Writing Assistance: All managers struggle at times to deliver the right comments and feedback in appraisals. With automated writing assistance tools built right into your performance management software, HR can swoop in with suggested content for managers to use to support their ratings.
- Amazing 360° Vision: Without access to super-human vision and hearing, having an easy way to collect and use 360° peer feedback inside reviews is the best way to make sure supervisors have a true view of performance and are properly rating and rewarding employees.
- Notes & Feedback in a Flash: Trying to remember a year’s worth of employee performance and documenting coaching & feedback is an enormous task for your company’s supervisors. Give managers a simple way to send and receive instant feedback and attach files and notes throughout the year – you’ll be surprised how accurate and fair assessments can be when managers are given this power.
- Faster than a Speeding Bullet: Tired of reminding managers to get appraisals and compensation plans completed? The days of HR being the villain are over! With easy online access, automated email reminders and status dashboards, your software can work for you to keep managers and employees on-track and ensure appraisals are submitted on-time.
Give your managers the tools they need to take your performance appraisals soaring to new heights. emPerform comes standard with manager assistance tools as well as the features and functionality that your company needs to execute a winning talent strategy – all in one easy-to-use package.
Posted on | April 8, 2013 | No Comments
A little over a decade ago, most smaller companies were still running their departments on separate software platforms that couldn’t share data without complex conversion issues. Since the late 1990s, these systems have slowly been replaced by unified back office management platforms built around in-house servers and company networks. By gathering every departmental function onto a single software platform and allowing departments to share access to databases and applications, companies can now seamlessly connect HR and talent management, payroll, and accounting. But since in-house server systems can be relatively expensive and difficult to maintain, companies are now moving ahead to the next stage in the evolution of data sharing: SaaS, or “software as a service”. Read more
Posted on | March 27, 2013 | No Comments
Are you beginning to wonder if the cost of coaching your poorest performer is starting to fall in line with, or even exceed, the cost of a new hire? Take close look at the numbers. Because if you’ve had to fix the same expensive mistake more than once, or spend hours in debriefing sessions after multiple failed projects and missed opportunities, you may be right. Here are few considerations to keep in mind as you complete a cost comparison between repeated, futile coaching efforts and position turnover. Read more
Posted on | March 20, 2013 | No Comments
The latest issue of Talent Management Excellence – the CRG emPerform Newsletter is out and waiting to be read.
This informative newsletter outlines the latest news and offers from emPerform, including some great Talent Management resources.
Click here to read.
In this issue:
- Goal Setting for Results
- The Top 10 Appraisal Mistakes Managers Often Make
- Whitepaper: The Changing Face of 360° Reviews
- Case Study: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
- Painless Performance Reviews
- Get Started with emPerform
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