Performance Reviews Software to Fast Forward Success

Performance reviews software automates and streamlines your performance appraisal process. Bring alignment and connection to your team and fast track their professional development.

Performance reviews software automates and streamlines your performance appraisal process. Bring alignment and connection to your team and fast track their professional development.

Performance reviews with PeopleGoal

Performance reviews can cause anxiety for employees and HR departments. The annual performance review is often seen as an admin-heavy burden, which is both time-consuming and difficult to manage. In fact, 95% of employees say that they are dissatisfied with their appraisal process. Whilst some organizations like Adobe famously scrapped annual performance reviews altogether, receiving regular feedback on performance remains crucial to employee growth and development. HR professionals have realized that a fixed approach to employee reviews can actually inhibit performance, rather than improve it. Subsequently, there has been an increasing demand for flexibility and agility within the performance review process.

At PeopleGoal, we've found that it is best to integrate a performance reviews process within a continuous performance management cycle. When executed effectively, linking all aspects of your performance cycle - goal-setting, real-time feedback, one-on-one meetings and development plans - into the review cycle facilitates an efficient and productive discussion. With PeopleGoal, you can automate and streamline your performance appraisal process, create alignment and connection to your team and fast-track their professional development.

PeopleGoal is a holistic performance management software that can be configured to your exact requirements. We can help you transform your paper-based processes into an easy-to-use and automated continuous performance management system, with performance reviews, goal setting, employee engagement, feedback and check-ins all in one place.

What are the benefits of using performance review software?

  • Increased employee engagement

  • Encourage open, honest communication

  • Improve working relationships

  • Promote employee development

  • Gain strategic insights into overall company performance

  • Make data-driven decisions

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Why you should use PeopleGoal for your Performance Reviews

At PeopleGoal we've found that there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to performance management tools. That's why we developed a seamless, easy-to-use and highly configurable performance review process to meet the individual needs of your organization.

When it comes to designing your performance appraisals, the more targeted your review questions are, the more engaged employees will be in the process. PeopleGoal has over 150 different configurations available including self-assessments, multiple manager assessments, goal-based reviews, project reviews, weighted calculations and performance grid ratings to name but a few.

We'll help you to create a bespoke process that tracks the development areas that really matter to your business, and access all the data you need for strategic decision making. Adopting an online performance reviews solution will make the entire employee appraisal process far more user friendly. Such software solutions truly are becoming the future of HR.

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Unparalleled customization

Create a targeted and relevant set of review questions that ensure your employees and managers are engaged in performance conversations and focus on the areas that really matter. Whether you want to use performance ratings or focus on capturing qualitative data, the choice is yours. Adapt and scale your employee review software in accordance with your unique requirements.

Unparalled customization

Align all performance data to deliver a powerful review

PeopleGoal allows you to bring all of your performance data into the review software - providing managers instant access to goal management, 360-degree feedback and recognition while they're writing the assessment. All of this contained within one centralized HR software.

Incorporate regular check-ins in the review process

Whilst an annual review cycle is great for assessing the long-term development of an employee, building in regular feedback from monthly or quarterly check-ins will help to make the review relevant to the employee, and assess their performance over time.

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Run performance reviews with multiple managers

PeopleGoal is unique in the fact that it supports complex, multi-faceted performance reviews with multiple managers. From a project lead to an indirect supervisor or department head, or admin participation from HR, finance and leadership, there are many people that can be involved in the cloud-based process using our seamless workflow builder.

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Build performance dashboards with custom reporting

PeopleGoal captures all data from the employee performance review app into a data table, which can be used to build configurable dashboards. This allows you to create custom reports and analyze the app data to draw the insights most needed for your business development. Thus contributing to better-informed talent management.


PeopleGoal Integrates with everything!

PeopleGoal comes with an open API, and we can integrate with a wide range of systems like Microsoft Azure Active Directory, BambooHR, ADP, Microsoft PowerBI, Microsoft Teams and Slack. We can use these integrations to import employee data, and send notifications to your employees.

Fast Implementation

We have developed an accelerated implementation cycle which can take as little as 4 weeks depending on your account size and requirements. Our customer success team will work closely with you to configure your PeopleGoal account to your exact requirements and make recommendations to improve your existing processes. We also offer admin and user training sessions for this management solution.

PeopleGoal Performance Review Implementation Timeline

10 Tips for effective performance reviews

  • Link reviews to regular check-ins and one-on-one meetings throughout the year
  • Have a shorter and more frequent review cycle
  • Ask employees to complete a self-assessment
  • Incorporate a range of feedback into the review (like 360 feedback and check-ins)
  • Keep feedback constructive
  • Encourage conversation and listen to the needs of your employees.
  • Use performance reviews as a development opportunity
  • Give your employees time to prepare and create an action plan after the review
  • Make the process clear and measurable from day one
  • Automate review cycles to reduce admin-heavy tasks for HR

Performance Review FAQ

What is the point of performance reviews?

Performance reviews are the process of assessing an employees job performance over a fixed period. They are important because they provide employees with useful feedback on their performance, facilitate better management-employee relationships and contribute towards employees' professional development.

Do performance reviews work?

Organizations with a sound performance management system in place record a 24% increase in productivity and 14% increase in employee engagement. When implemented as part of a continuous feedback process, performance evaluations will improve motivation, productivity and engagement.

Are performance reviews dead?

Whilst many organisations are moving away from the annual performance appraisal to a more continuous feedback model, regular performance reviews are still essential for employee growth and development.

Why are annual performance reviews a waste of time?

Annual performance reviews are not always useful to employees because the tendency is to unload a year's worth of performance data in one sitting. The manager also has a monopoly over the review system, as they are the only person weighing in on the employee's performance. Look to break this down with a performance appraisal software.

Why do employees hate performance appraisals?

Performance appraisals can often be anxiety-inducing for employees as they have to wait all year for negative feedback, they also typically take a lot of time to complete and employees feel that they are not marked against objective criteria. Continuous performance management, however, ensures that employees have a voice within the system. Employees are able to give their feedback to management, performance data is collected frequently and relayed in bite-sized chunks during check-ins and employees have a say on how they want to grow professionally.

Enjoyed this page? Check out our Essential Guide to Performance Reviews to learn more about how to craft the perfect review. You can also watch our webcast, How to Kick Off Remote Performance Reviews for 2020.

Need some help kicking off with an automated performance review process? Book a demo with PeopleGoal today!

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