Inside the App: Preparing for the New Year

December 2, 2021

As we near the end of 2021, many companies are preparing for year-end reviews. However, if you have been using the Truvelop app, you have been conducting reviews all year long and now you can use that data to help your team prepare for the new year.

Managers no longer have to dig through old files to find last year’s performance review, and with the Truvelop dashboard, managers can see how their team has been performing as a whole to identify gaps and opportunities.

According to LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report, 93% of employees stated that they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career.

Employee development has evolved from annual goals that are set and forgotten until the annual review. Goals encourage career advancement opportunities through the stronger decision-making and more efficient work that comes from setting clear goals, but Managers should work with employees to create plans to achieve goals that include checkpoints and adjustments as needed. Businesses today are fast-paced, responding to client and customer demands and needs, therefore, agile goal-setting techniques are critical to fostering employee growth and engagement.

The Truvelop app can help teams manage and adjust goals as needed based on performance and organizational changes.

  1. It is important to have a baseline to measure development. Monthly employee assessments provide a baseline and a way to track improvement and progress towards goals. Evaluations can also offer insight on areas of challenges to help managers support the employee’s opportunity for performance improvement.
  2. Using the Spark function, managers can track and support their employees’ goals. This is a great way to host a two-way conversation about the employee’s journey towards their goals and to memorialize any feedback shared. It is also a great way to acknowledge wins big and small to boost morale.
  3. Employee goals should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based. Are the goals clearly defined? Can they be tracked? Are goals obtainable? Are they relevant to the role and the work to be accomplished? Have deadlines been outlined to ensure a path for progress?

An Individual Development Plan is a great way to provide direction and purpose, which can help employees stay motivated and engaged.

An Individual Development Plan, or IDP, is an action-oriented plan to guide employees on their career and development path. An IDP is different from a Performance Improvement Plan, or PIP, which is a more formal document that outlines what a team member needs to do to bring their performance up to an acceptable standard.

An IDP focuses more on career goals and is a proactive plan that helps Team Members to achieve their developmental aspirations.

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development that actually improves the manager and employee relationship. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.