Inside the App: What Makes a Strong Evaluation?

December 9, 2021

Employee assessments of the past are no longer relevant. The days of evaluating every employee by the same metrics are gone.

Studies have found that 60% of employees believe that performance evaluations don’t contribute to professional growth and 90% of managers dread the annual review.

Employees demand more feedback and opportunities for personal development and growth. Roles often do not look alike across every company or even within a company, and generic evaluations are never effective at accurately reflecting the actual work performance of an employee.

There is a way to conduct, and a very critical need for, performance evaluations that are relevant and impactful for both the manager and the employee. When done correctly – and frequently – an employee has the opportunity to make adjustments based on areas needing improvement or goals for advancement, and managers can accurately assess the status of their team, identifying gaps and opportunities.

The Truvelop app takes the guesswork out of employee performance evaluations. The app provides managers with a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool for evaluating and monitoring employee performance development that is accessible from a desktop or mobile app.

Truvelop provides a standard set of fifteen questions broken up into three categories:

  • Performance – general questions related to individual performance
    • How does this team member’s performance stack up against expectations within your organization?
  • Attitude – general questions that relate to a team member’s attitude towards their work and colleagues.
    • How does this team member’s attitude impact your organization?
    • Do they positively or negatively affect your brand and fellow team members
  • Maintenance – this category refers to the team member’s social, emotional, and financial cost to the organization and the ease or difficulty associated with managing this team member
    • Is this team member’s presence an asset or a cost to the organization?

A strong evaluation is one without any rater bias. Questions should be completed as objectively as possible and should be based on current interactions with the team member. Adding comments and applicable documentation will provide context and enrich the data which improves the performance of the app.

Managers can schedule evaluations as frequently as needed or desired – monthly for instance. Employees can also request an evaluation.

When an evaluation is completed, the manager will see the results represented by a letter grade and descriptor based on the responses. A unique feature of Truvelop are manager cue cards, which provide managers with action items based on a team member’s score. Scores will change as the app collects data, providing insights on the employee’s development and capability. The manager cure cards help managers to intervene effectively to motivate, develop, educate, or replace the team member based on his/her score.

Truvelop creates an effective and efficient way to manage performance and development while improving employee engagement.

According to Truvelop customer CST, an accounting, business advisory and tax services firm, “In today’s environment with a more remote workforce, Truvelop’s virtual performance management application is an ideal balance between true accountability, team connectivity, and real time conversations. Focusing not only on productivity and KPI’s, but also employee attitude and morale make our managers better and our team stronger.”

Managers and employees value receiving and responding to real time feedback, all the time, versus quarterly or yearly check-ins that may not paint the most accurate picture fostering proactive versus reactive management.

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.