Performance management guidance for employers

Performance management is the process that employers use to maintain and improve the performance of their workforce so that organisational objectives are met.

Most performance management procedures will involve:

  • Employees being set performance targets
  • Performance meetings between managers and employees to discuss performance
  • Evaluating employees against their performance measures
  • Records of performance being taken

Why is performance management important?

Managing employee performance is critical to an organisation’s success. If the performance is not monitored then there are no standards, if there are no standards, employees will feel less inclined to perform to the best of their ability.

Further, it is an essential element of employment when getting things done. It gives employees and management structure that will help an organisation:

  • Motivate employees
  • Monitor employees and ensure that they are making valuable contributions towards the companies’ goals
  • Recognise and acknowledge the good work of employees
  • Detect and improve poor performance

How to get performance management right

  • Identify clear objectives
  • Think about what suits your organisation best
  • Be transparent about the full process
  • Consistently engage and consult with employees
  • Get senior managers on board

How can EmployEasily Legal Services help?

At Employment Law Services (ELS) we can offer training courses and e-learning on performance management for you and your team. We can also support through any individual issues that you may encounter.

If you are an employer who requires assistance with any of the issues raised in this blog contact us today for your free consultation 0370 218 5662.