Your company’s most valuable asset is no one else but your employees. It pays to have a skilled workforce that contributes to the success of an organization. 69% of employees said that they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognized. As they are the front line of the organization, their observations and experiences are relatively essential to your business goals and objectives.
To ensure the productivity and efficiency of your organization, you need to optimize your people first. The first step towards achieving this is to improve the way you manage employee performance. Performance management means providing guidance and closer oversight to employee performance as they reflect the image of your company.
While the impact of HR trends on recruitment firms and employee management processes are changing over time, you should take advantage of them to increase overall efficiency in your company.
Here are 6 HR trends and how you can use them to improve your employee performance reviews:
Focus on collaboration
According to the survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 90% of HR professionals believe that a combination of feedback creates a more accurate evaluation of employee performance. This feedback can come from the manager and other colleagues in the organization.
Trends in HR Technology let managers and employees collaborate during the performance-review process. It should be a joint effort between the employee and their respective superior to evaluate performance expectations throughout a certain period effectively.
Moreover, performance reviews aim not to weaken your ability to interact with your employees, but to encourage them to be the best in the industry.
Employee Management Automation
The increasing trend towards automation is well recognized in every industry. Performance management revolution has been making the process much more data-driven and team-oriented than before.
Using AI to automate your employee management provides flawless results, making it easier to evaluate your employee’s performance. Cost-wise, employee management automation reduces the time required to evaluate employees. It helps to align the organization’s goals with your workforce and expect goal-oriented results eventually.
Performance Management Tools
The competitive leg of HR technology is becoming more lucrative and more cutthroat than before. Getting ahead of this competition requires platforms that are truly innovative in their approach to solving some of the biggest recruitment and HR challenges.
With the latest HR technology trends, it doesn’t just allow managers to identify and address basic HR skills, but also tertiary skill gaps that are critical to an employee’s requirements and the organization’s goals. The use of performance management tools gives HR managers an extra hand to practically identify trends, strengths, and areas of weaknesses. In line with that, it also addresses the implementation of training and development programs.
Regular Check-in Systems
Annual employee appraisals aren’t enough to improve the employee’s performance in the workplace. Employees would much appreciate regular feedback to keep them focused on goal-setting, and even expand possibilities. Achieving business objectives are easier by doing regular feedback sessions. It allows the faster revision of goals if there’s a need to do so.
By providing ongoing feedback and connection between manager and employee, it’s more efficient to address employee concerns without making a big deal out of it. This doesn’t just improve the employee’s performance in the organization, but the relationship between manager and employee in general.
Turning Negative Feedback into Constructive Ideas
Be as clear and direct as possible about shortcomings or mistakes. Take the time to provide solutions to those problems. Moreover, HR managers must always be mindful of how to give feedback and be more constructive as possible. Doing so will give your employees the thought that their performance review is taken seriously and done on a personal level regarding their achievements.
Every moment can be a learning opportunity and a powerful motivational tool to hone employee’s performance. Real-time feedback is essential to give the employees a clearer understanding of specific points they can improve on and things they should continue doing.
Importance of Personal Development
Your employees are your competitive advantage among all other organizations. It’s important for them to be well-informed with the company’s goals and where they are headed to career-wise.
Millennial talents will constitute nearly 50% of the active workforce by 2020. Coping with trends, being mindful of what motivates them and what keeps them productive can help your organization from being left behind. As an HR professional, providing training, development, and improvement is the most valuable benefit you can give to your employees.
No employee would want to struggle with their growth and improvement in their job. Personal development objectives focused on learning and behavior will do more to help employees perform well and deliver optimum results. Through time, this helps in exceeding the organization’s performance goals.
Today, almost every company is undergoing a digital transformation. There are many possible methods you could use to achieve all of your organization’s goals. Ultimately, employers want to create a work environment that makes employees look forward coming to work and reduce absences. With the help of performance reviews, your employees will be motivated to deliver good results.
Human resources, management, and employees can work in close cooperation together to create a process that works for everyone.
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On a personal note, TJ is happily married and a father of two adorable children. He spends his free time giving back to the community by being an active member of the local HR Community. He speaks in learning sessions and also does pro-bono talks once in a while to impart his knowledge in recruitment.
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