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PeopleAdmin Performance Management is proving its worth for early users, who are seeing a variety of different value from the software.

Austin Peay State University recently completed their annual review cycle, using PeopleAdmin Performance Management.  Fonda Fields, Associate Director of Human Resources, says one of the biggest benefits has been the increase in efficiency.  Fields reports that it was easy to see which managers had not yet reviewed and acknowledged their team’s reviews. “The PeopleAdmin system is more efficient,” she says. “We would have been chasing people for a long time before.”

Austin Peay is now looking forward to taking performance reviews to the next level by managing the objective-setting process for the coming year with PeopleAdmin Performance Management.

For Meredith Haralson, Assistant Director of Employment and Staffing at Bowdoin College, there is special value in having the ability to tailor multiple programs to different groups, incorporating job description information, and setting goals that are unique to each employee. Focusing on the benefits of performance reviews is key in trying to increase participation rates.  “The more customized it is, the more meaningful it is to both the manager and the employee,” explains Haralson.

Progress notes also make performance reviews more meaningful. Employees and managers capture performance data as it occurs, so they can easily retrieve it at evaluation time. This helps prevent a “recency effect” in which supervisors over-emphasize performance in the months closest to the review date.

When an institution makes changes in strategic direction, the performance management system can support those changes. At Gonzaga University, new leadership emphasized goal setting, better and more frequent communication between managers and employees, and clear expectations. PeopleAdmin Performance Management aligned neatly with the new emphasis, according to Heather Murray, Associate Director of Human Resources for Gonzaga. She says, “The system is a tangible way to connect the culture changes we are making to the performance management process.”

Several new Performance Management customers will be completing the implementation process soon. We’re excited to see how the system impacts their performance management processes! We’ll report the results to you in future blog posts and newsletters.

In the mean time, please join us for our next Hear it From a Peer webcast featuring Austin Peay State University and their success with PeopleAdmin Performance Management.

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