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What is "Employee Performance Management?"

Employee performance management is the systematic process by which a company strives to improve organizational effectiveness and productivity through tracking, monitoring and optimizing employee behavior and activities. Elements of effective employee performance management software, used by line-of-business managers to automate and control the process, include the ability to:

  • Monitor and track employee performance including contributions and incidents
  • Evaluate performance through employee reviews and appraisals
  • proddetailflush">Track employee attendance including paid time off, vacation time, sick days, etc.
  • Schedule and track employee training and development initiatives

  • Monitor and track employee performance including contributions and incidents Evaluate performance through employee reviews and appraisals Track employee attendance including paid time off, vacation time, sick days, etc. Schedule and track employee training and development initiatives Employee Reviews, Appraisals & Evaluations Key to employee performance management is employee monitoring, which is the act of consistently measuring performance and providing ongoing feedback to employees on their progress toward reaching stated goals and objectives. Central to this is the employee review and appraisal process. Typically conducted once or twice a year (if not more), employee performance appraisals consists of a series of inter-linking steps for assessing, summarizing and developing the work performance of an employee, and to develop future performance goals and expectations. Workforce evaluation and appraisal software is available to help managers track and control the process.

    Employee Attendance Tracking Just as critical to the employee management process is employee attendance tracking. This includes logging and tracking general employee attendance or absenteeism including paid time off, vacation time, flex time, sick days, personal days, floaters, etc. For the typical business manager with a team of employees, accurately tracking and monitoring employee attendance without an automated software system in place can be challenging, if not impossible. While specific solutions exist for this, such as time sheets, time clocks, etc., they typically fail to include other functions such as employee review and evaluation tracking, so critical to the workforce management process as a whole.

    The task of ensuring optimal employee performance typically defaults to the business or line manager. The problem here is that most managers are already consumed, if not overwhelmed, with their own day-to-day operational responsibilities. Fortunately there are solutions like ManagerAssistant and HRweb, a new breed of employee management software that makes it easier for everyday managers to effectively take control, manage and optimize the performance and behavior of their employees.