Performance Management in the Wake of Covid-19

Uncovering & Developing Talent at Every Stage of Employment

 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.”  — Benjamin Franklin

 

Using an assessment during the hiring and selection process is a widely accepted business practice. Employee assessments uncover aspects of the candidate’s personality or cognitive ability that may be difficult to accurately identify during the job interview. By using these assessments, the hiring manager takes that extra step in ensuring that the candidate is intrinsically matched to the job. Assessments can uncover a person’s motivation, potential, and overall job fit. However, while using an assessment for hiring is widely accepted, using assessments for other aspects of employee development is far less common. But it is time to shift the focus from just hiring and explore other areas of talent management were employee assessment integration is beneficial to provide organizations with additional opportunities to develop their people.

 

 

Performance Management

 

 

Unfortunately for most organizations, Performance Management is nothing more than a yearly scorecard that rates performance. But rating is not managing. It is only measuring.

 Performance Management is about ensuring that the employee is executing the requirements of the job daily. Understanding the requirements of the role, for both managers and employees, is critical to managing performance effectively.

 

As part of the review, discussing the results of an assessment and linking the behaviors to a performance issue may help an employee create methods for managing the problem. Identifying successful behaviors could help the employee capitalize on other strengths, as well as compensating for weaknesses. Or, the employee might decide to shift priorities, work assignments or approaches to job responsibilities. Insights derived from an employee assessment can also help managers provide in-depth feedback and specific examples that resonate with the employee and allow the manager to be a coach and partner in success. By understanding what may be causing performance gaps the manager and employee can create strategies for success together.

 

Now more than ever companies need to Better understand and engage their teams.

 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.”  — Benjamin Franklin

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