Ottawa, ON, October 10 – 2018: emPerform announced today the availability of version 5.2 of its award-winning employee performance management software suite. Along with enhancements to existing functionality, this latest release includes a new On-Demand Form feature for real-time, user-launched performance management forms. This unique tool puts the power of ad-hoc talent forms in the hands of employees and managers and is helping HR to foster a culture of agile performance development and real-time employee coaching and recognition.
The development of emPerform’s On-Demand Form functionality was in response to the lack of flexible ad-hoc automated performance form options available in the market. Most employee performance management systems rely on a company’s HR or IT teams for initiating and tracking employee reviews and other performance management forms. This can result in HR or IT being burdened with system requests and makes it impossible for companies to implement off-cycle or more ad-hoc performance processes such as hourly staff evaluations and approvals, project-based reviews, or structured employee check-ins. Most systems also link performance management forms to an organization’s formal employee-manager structure, resulting in other coaches and key performance players to be absent in an employee’s performance development planning.
emPerform’s On-Demand Forms offer the best of both worlds. Using emPerform, HR can create a set of standard performance review forms for centralized goal management and competency development but can also provide a library of ad-hoc automated forms and processes that are available ‘on-demand’ to employees, managers, and other key stakeholders like project managers and team leads. This functionality is perfect for professional service organizations, project-based companies, and businesses that have groups of hourly or contract staff who would not fit into a traditional reporting structure or performance cycle.
“The focus of this new functionality is to increase the timeliness and effectiveness of feedback and performance development by putting it in the hands of users as it happens,” said John Smith, Director, Enterprise Business Solutions at emPerform. “The new user-launched feedback or project forms are the perfect complement or replacement to the traditional annual review process and illustrate emPerform’s commitment to deliver modern and robust performance management capabilities.”
Examples of On-Demand Performance Management Forms in emPerform latest release include:
Using emPerform’s robust forms and workflow builders, customers can also create custom On-Demand Forms to suit their needs.
Version 5.2 is available at no extra cost to existing emPerform customers as part of their annual subscription license fees. On-Demand forms is included as part of emPerform’s complete performance management software suite, which also includes configurable appraisals, goal and competency management, 360-degree reviews, ongoing feedback & journals, compensation planning, nine-box talent matrix, online surveys and talent reporting.
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