The First Performance Review Software Available in South Africa
In accordance with the 2014 Labour Law
The Performance Review Software helps you determine quickly and accurately:
- your employees' skill levels;
- how every employee contributes to overall business performance;
- the training and skill enhancing requirements for every one of your employees;
- how to properly motivate your employees;
- the required disciplinary measures.
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Here are the 13 tips hr.toolbox.com recommends you use to improve your performance appraisals:
Tip #1: Clearly identify your objectives;
Tip #2: Have your employee complete a self-assessment;
Tip #3: Redefine or reconfirm the purpose of the job, the duties and the responsibilities;
Tip #4: Define the priority of and set objectives for each responsibility;
Tip #5: Establish specific performance standards;
Tip #6: Be specific when addressing areas requiring improvement (i.e., facts, figures, work records, reports, etc.);
Tip #7: Be specific when addressing examples of unacceptable conduct (not general references to 'laziness' or 'bad attitude'). Cite specific examples as much as possible;
Tip #8: Present, discuss and agree on a performance improvement plan if necessary;
Tip #9: Set ongoing goals;
Tip #10: Provide the opportunity for feedback, not only during the meeting but by allowing your employee to respond to the evaluation in writing, detailing their disagreement or position;
Tip #11: Solicit as much feedback as possible not only about the performance issue but also about what your employee would like to improve, what professional development, training, new assignments and challenges in general she has in mind for herself;
Tip #12: If performance in some area(s) doesn't meet your standards, then agree to set frequent and regularly scheduled performance discussions;
Tip #13: Before closing the meeting, be sure to ask if there's anything else your employee wants to discuss, thereby maintaining a conversational rather than a confrontational tone.
There you have it. We hope these tips will help you improve performance appraisals in your workplace. If you need more information on appraisals, be sure to check out the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management so you can get the most from your performance management processes.