The importance of performance management in employee liaison

Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:29

The importance of performance management in employee liaison

The importance of performance management in employee liaison

When it comes to employee liaison, performance management is exceptionally important.

More companies than ever are recognising just what a vital role this can play in their business and as a result are coming up with their own strategies.

Performance management schemes can place a focus on the organisation as a whole, the separate departments or your individual employees and may lead to improved output, as well as boosting staff relations.

There are so many ways to monitor your workforce and gauge how well they are doing, including using software. So just how do you go about ensuring that every member of your staff is doing the best job they can?

The answer may lie in making performance management part of your employee liaison initiatives.

After all, the best way to find out how each of your staff is doing is to speak with them one-on-one – a move that can be so much more effective than measuring output using a computer.

By doing this, you can find out what you as an employer could be doing to boost their motivation, or to encourage your workforce to come together as a team.

Just as importantly, you will be able to gain an understanding of where some individuals may be struggling and whether they feel they would be better placed in a different role.

In addition, liaising with your team can help you spot the people who are excelling, who you can reward with either a bonus, or promotion. By making an example of good work, you may help to encourage more of your workers to up their own efforts.

So, how exactly do you turn the knowledge you have gathered into results?

Perhaps the best way is to use your new found understanding when choosing rewards for your employees.

Showing how much you appreciate your team and the hard work they put in is vital if you want to build a loyal staff base.

However, you can also use rewards to boost performance and motivation, such as by assigning different incentives to departmental goals – and giving them to those who have achieved these results.

By combining elements of employee liaison, reward systems and performance management, you could find your business is soon reaping the benefits.



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