6 Vital Reasons Why You Need Performance Managment Software In 2021

Covid has changed the way we work today. We all know that! As everything turns virtual, it’s become necessary to have a performance management process in place. If cultivated right, it motivates and aligns employees to the company goals. For those many companies who are still using traditional paper- based processes to track and record performance management, it’s highly difficult to extract or collate data. Now that the world has moved to remote working, why not change with the situation and embrace more efficient business processes?

Earlier, annual performance reviews were the indisputable norm, and it used to be dreaded by both the managers and the employees. Today, though, performance management has evolved tremendously, making it more flexible and inclusive. Traditional performance processes work fine when organisations are small or have a very simple review process. But once organisations get bigger, and job roles get more complex, there’s a need for software to enhance the process, or rather, to ease the process.

We would like to elaborate on how real-time performance management software can benefit your organisation. Here are the reasons:

SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS

Depending on the choice of software, a performance management software can be extremely easy to use. All the things required for a review cycle are in one place. Most of the processes are automated, and once the review information has been submitted–start dates, review templates etc, there’s not much else an HR manager has to do, except oversee the entire process. – Read more

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4 Leadership Skills To Improve In A Hybrid Work Environment

COVID-19 changed many employees’ interests and overall perspectives on work. Some of them will be eager to return to the office, while others will prefer to work from home to avoid in.terruptions and time wasting commutes. Transforming your workplace to accommodate their needs is great but you also need to enhance your leadership skills because they will also help your team stay engaged. Here are a few skills to consider:

COMMUNICATION
Working from home may cause people to feel excluded from business decisions. Frequently communicating with your team by making weekly or daily updates to your company’s operations and working policies can ensure they are still informed about what’s going on even if they are not in the office. As more alignment and collaboration between people occur, transparent communication will be especially important to make sure both remote and in-person teams are aware about the tasks that need to be completed.

CARE
In addition to communicating more often, you also need to invest in the wellbeing of your employees. Returning to the office can be distracting if people got used to working alone. Offering wellness programming like yoga, meditation, or coaching can help them take their minds off those distractions as they readjust to working around other people.

APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION
Being more appreciative and acknowledging your employees for their work. Doing it publicly using a platform like Engagedly (I am biased here), can be highly motivating. Employers who do not express value for their employees will experience a high turnover rate. Now that businesses are starting to hire again and willing to allow remote work, it will be easier for employees to quit their jobs if their managers fail to recognize them for their accomplishments. – Read more

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Employee Engagement Ideas For Your Remote Team

We have always stressed how important is employee engagement for organizations. Engaged employees find fulfillment at their job, stay motivated, and are satisfied with their job roles. They are more committed than other employees to do their job. It results in an increase in employee productivity and improves retention.

WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

Employee engagement is not limited to measuring the amount of work done by an employee or their happiness levels. It is more than that. Forbes defines employee engagement as an emotional commitment that an employee has towards the organization and its goals. A recent report by Gallup highlights some interesting statistics on employee engagement that further corroborates its importance for organizations.

  • Almost 90% of employers think that employees leave for a better salary, but only 12% of employees actually do so
  • 70% of engaged employees understand better how to meet customer needs while only 17% of non-engaged employees feel the same
  • Their studies depict that 85% of employees are not actively engaged at work. These figures are a worldwide count

These figures are a worldwide count.

In the current scenario, where employees are still working from home, it is essential to keep them engaged. Here are some ways in which you can keep your remote teams engaged even in these unprecedented times.

VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAKS

A quick coffee break with colleagues at the office is quite normal. It helps employees to refresh and take their mind off from work. Additionally, it helps to boost productivity and increase employee engagement. Often these breaks lead to brainstorming sessions, which is the ground for the generation of creative ideas and innovation.

In the current scenario, where employees cannot meet physically organize a virtual coffee break. Schedule a 15-minute slot on your team’s calendar where everyone can meet together with tea or coffee over a video call.

FREQUENT CHECK-INS

Remote employees suffer from the fear of missing out. They often feel disconnected from their colleagues, managers, and the organization. Regular check-ins help managers and leaders stay connected with the team. Have daily and weekly team or departmental check-ins and monthly all-hands meetings with your employees. These frequent check-ins help everyone on the team stay coordinated. Moreover, it helps managers understand whether they are facing any challenges with remote work.

REMOTE TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Virtual or online team building activities are a great way for everyone to connect, bond, and share experiences with each other. It helps create a sense of fun, togetherness, and enjoyment, even though when everyone is working remotely. It is necessary to conduct such activities to help your remote team to bond and also rejuvenate. Additionally, it is also known to have a positive impact on employee engagement and productivity.

Online games, fact sharing sessions, book clubs, quizzes, etc., are some simple virtual team building activities that can be conducted to engage your employees. Additionally, you can ask suggestions from your employees to know which activities would they prefer for team-building. – Read more

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