Performance reviews are a common topic of discussion with our clients, and there are many options available to assess the performance of your employees: annual reviews, continuous feedback, 360 appraisals, and project-based appraisals are all tools to support your processes. There are also a lot of reasons to complete performance reviews: compliance, growth measurement, and goal progress tracking are some of these reasons.
However, we want to also point out that while there are a lot of good reasons to monitor employee performance and complete performance reviews, there are some reasons that shouldn’t be at the top of your list. If your SOLE reason for completing reviews is in the following list, you might consider if this process is helping or hurting your employee population.
Because HR says we have to
Because isn’t that what most companies do?
Because it’s expected
Because I like to tell people they are falling short of my expectations
If you are curious on how to improve or make the most of your performance review process, reach out to usfor best practices on how to still manage and grow talent if performance reviews are a process you wish to do away with, or modernize.
Thank you to our friends and clients who have reached out to us during this difficult time. Our city was directly hit by the massive storm last week and our office has been without power/cable, as well as our homes. We are trying our best to get in touch but cell service has been inconsistent as well, so please be patient and we will reach out as soon as possible! Thank you so much. Best, The Brilliant HR Team
When weighing the pros and cons of what training options are available to you, I’ve put together my top list of nine ways to get the most out of a subscription-based product training platform. Read through each and hopefully you can come away with helpful ideas to consider when evaluating training options for your organization. Here’s what to look out for:
Continuous learning over time – traditional approaches to learning and training generally mean signing up for a live or online class, with a continuous learning approach, you can start and stop on your own schedule. While there is always a time and place for onsite and customized training, long-gone are the weeklong, eight-hour days of non-stop training!
Preferred learning styles – everyone learns and retains information differently. While some are visual, others may not, which is why a training platform that offers multi-modal learning options is so critical to users’ success. From live virtual classes, to on-demand recordings, infographics and more, you want a learning style that will suit everyone.
Expert training from product experts – you wouldn’t trust a doctor to fly a plane, would you? While both are experts in their own field, you want to learn from experts who build the product or solution you are ultimately trying to become an expert on. A learning and training platform should have curriculum content developed right from the experts themselves, not second hand content that may not be as robust as you need.
Hands-on workshops – don’t let the word “workshop” fool you. Workshops can be virtual and just as effective so that you can get hands-on and step-by-step training to get you closer to your learning goals.
24/7 access – sometimes everyday work can hinder your training schedule and productivity. It’s ok, we’ve all been and have felt like we’re racing against the clock to complete a training exercise critical to our job. Look for a platform that offers 24/7 access so you have the flexibility you need to meet your demanding schedule.
Right-Sized Learning – it’s important to remember that training content should be easily consumed and put into practice quickly to ensure that you transfer the learning to your job. Right-Sized Learning allows you flexibility scheduling and consumption of learning assets in your busy schedule.
Continuous content added – as product innovation continues, so should learning and training content. Just because you have mastered a module or other product add-on, doesn’t mean you have to stop there. A robust learning platform will always be innovating and iterating – just like you!
Public classes – having class flexibility on an ongoing basis is essential to a user’s expertise. With a variety of courses and available times, there’s no excuse that you can’t find a class to fit your schedule. Jump into a class if your calendar frees up and check-out the public class calendar frequently – you never know when a new virtual class may be added.
Learning paths by process flow – sometimes you just don’t even know where to start. A comprehensive learning and training platform will provide recommended and individualized training paths so you take the right courses and complete the required progress steps to ensure you’re learning course material, following the right steps.
I encourage you to check out the Deltek Learning Zone or as we like to call it, the DLZ. The DLZ offers a range of options to achieve your Deltek product learning objectives through multi-modal training so that you can learn at your own-pace, with the type of training medium that you learn best. There truly is something for everyone in your organization to become a Deltek product expert!