Legendary business management guru Peter Drucker, to paraphrase, proclaimed there to be no greater crime in business than executing to perfection that which does not need to be done in the first place. This is never more apt than in the case of employee appraisals. Now, thanks to modern software designed specifically for talent management and employee appraisals, the world's most revered management sage would most likely nod in agreement with the firms who take a quantitative approach to managing their staff performance. In a series of educational papers published on their website (Appraisal Software UK), platform provider emPerform recommends businesses take a more holistic approach to employee appraisal process. A spokesman for the site advises: "Make notes – employee appraisals often look back over a long period of time and therefore a lot of relevant employee appraisal comments are made during the appraisal process. By taking notes you can make sure that you have the right information for completing your documents later on – ensuring that you make valid employee appraisal comments and an accurate portrayal of the discussion you had." Applying an intelligent talent management strategy has worked wonders for Mercury Taxi Software, a leading provider of private hire software. A company spokesman explains: "We recognised the need to ensure our key employees were receiving the most actionable 360 degree feedback. We understand the need to keep employees progressing and to feedback on the areas where development is most required." Talent management systems can assist companies in maximising business effectiveness through intelligent employee performance management strategies.
Article contributed by: Charles Vincent