Should a company conduct performance appraisals as traditional, periodic performance appraisals? Or would it be beneficial to proceed to a so called continuous (or agile) performance appraisal, conducted continuously without time limits?
Depending on the industry and nature of the work, one of these methods may be more fitting for the company. But the choice isn’t essential, it’s also possible for the company to utilize the benefits of both methods.
BENEFITS OF AN ELECTRONIC
- Immediate savings with the traditional template
- Getting started is quick and will hardly create any expenses
- Process is clear and simple for the user
- Development is linked to competencies and their goals
- The aim is clear and development is transparent
- Development is supported with versatile communication possibilities
- The benefits are clearly shown as better learning results, directly affecting the efficiency and quality of work
THE TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
- The system directs the process
- The system offers a framework for discussion
- The system works as a base for documentation
The traditional performance appraisal offers the chance to regularly stop and focus on discussing about “how we are doing”. Daily work routines may include active communication as well, but this conversation is usually deeply focused only on the current issues.
Scheduled performance appraisal enables both parties to prepare and get the chance to be heard. The appraisal offers a chance to take some distance to daily routines and look at the big picture. The performance appraisals must be planned and prepared for. Filling in the performance appraisal framework will support this method. Both parties are aware of the framework in advance, and it will create a base for the conversation.
By conducting regular performance appraisals it can be ensured that none of the employees will be left out, even if they don’t have any current competence development in motion.
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THE CONTINUOUS (AGILE) PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
- The system offers a framework for conducting continuous appraisals
- Based on the employee’s development plan, which can be very dynamic
- Continuous performance appraisal benefits from the competence development tools
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At many workplaces work is very dynamic and goals need to be set weekly or monthly, more than yearly or every six months. This requires continuous communication, for which the modern interactive browser-based tools are very suitable.
The data from performance feedback and appraisals will stay in the system, and can be commented real-time or with a few days delay, which usually works well with the rhythm at workplaces today.
The goals for competence (competencies) can be set for the employees on the grounds of what is currently most essential. The goals can be long-term or short-term f.ex. project-related. After the needed competence has been achieved or the competencies get dated, new goals will be set.
The only parties in the performance appraisal are not necessarily just the employee and the superior anymore. Feedback is wanted from team members, possibly even clients, not to forget self-assessment. The 360 degree feedback fits in this picture. Feedback can be requested from multiple persons and about one or more defined competencies.
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ADJUSTING BOTH PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TEMPLATES
Sopro Online enables using both performance appraisal methods, either separately or combined.
Continuous/agile appraisal can be used to achieve concrete, current competence goals. To achieve the goals the system offers versatile possibilities; communication and feedback possibilities as well as web-based learning platform with its learning tasks.
The traditional, systematic performance appraisal process in Sopro Online is directed with the built-in alerts regularly reminding both parties of current appraisals. They offer company- or group-specific framework for the conversation. The appraisal and all its content (f.ex. the defined long-term goals) will be documented and visible for both parties, making it easy to get back to.
TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
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You have two options to have a demo and learn more about Sopro Online. First you can try it free using Test Drive option. If you want more information and/or guided tour, just let us your contact information and we will contact you soon.
You can try Sopro Online at Microsoft Appsource. Taking a Test Drive you need to sign in with Microsoft account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free account.
A preconfigured environment that demonstrates the application’s key features and benefits will then be created for you to try. You can continue to access and try the app for 6 hours.
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