To stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, countries around the world implemented lockdown and isolation policies, preventing certain people from leaving their homes and going about their normal lives. Businesses, however, continued to operate because governments needed to avoid a freeze in economic activity. As a result, there has been a shift in the way people work, and remote working strategies have been implemented.
Given the dramatic shift in working strategies, a 2021 Mercer study found that 70% of companies are considering adopting a hybrid work model in which employees will either (1) work on-site and some will work remotely, or (2) all employees will adopt a work schedule for on-site and remote working. Significantly, according to a survey conducted in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, Bahrain had the highest percentage of respondents who said they planned to work remotely, at 38%.
Due to these changes, performance management will no longer be the same.
However, the introduction of new working methods allowed for new advancements in performance management, such as the development of performance management systems that enable companies to monitor the performance of their employees even when they work remotely.
Features of Performance Management Systems and Their Benefits
With the development of cloud-based HR softwares in the MENA region, HR softwares in Bahrain has likewise become more competitive. Companies can now conduct performance management even remotely thanks to the upgraded features and integrated platform provided by these softwares.
Here are some of the features of performance management systems:
Goal setting and communication are critical components of performance management. Through these, employees will be able to understand what their managers expect from them, and at the same time, managers will have a foundation for determining the standards of their employees’ output.
By using performance management systems, managers will be able to update, review, and upload goals in the homepage for employees to see. This feature enables all parties to perform according to the standards set even if they do not work face-to-face.
Checking in with employees to see if they have met the goals set for them is also important in performance management. Through this, managers can track progress and make recommendations based on employee performance. Furthermore, this allows all parties to see all accomplishments as well as areas for improvement, allowing them to work and collaborate more effectively.
Given the importance of this aspect, the system created a monitoring tool that managers can use at any time to review the progress of their employees in meeting the goals set and posted on the homepage. Being cloud-based, the software also allows managers to monitor employee performance from any device, anywhere.
Evaluation, being the last stage of performance management, is the most crucial. Through this, all parties will be able to determine whether the goals they set were achieved and whether the employees performed according to the manager’s expectations.
In order to aid managers in completing the final stage of performance management, the system developed a feature where documents and records may be uploaded by managers and downloaded by employees. Through this, managers will be able to evaluate employees and give them feedback. In the same way, employees will be able to determine what working strategies to retain and what areas need to be improved.
Without a doubt, performance management is a critical process in every organization because it aligns employee activities with overall company goals. Despite the new work structure, organizations will be able to perform all stages of performance management through performance management systems.
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