How to manage performance

Managing the performance of employees is a continuous process. It involves making sure that employee performances contributes to both team goals and those of the business as a whole. The aim is to continuously improve the performance of individuals and that of the organisation.

Key points

Managing performance is central to the relationship between managers and employees. It can be a key element of good communication and foster the growth of trust and personal development. Managing performance is key to how well your employees will be engaged in their work and how well they will perform.

Where a performance management system is working well employees are more likely to engage with the goals of the business. An engaged employee is someone who:

Good performance management helps everyone in the organisation to know:

Acas Learning OnLine

Acas Learning OnLine on performance management will explore why it's important to have good objectives and competencies and how they contribute to an effective appraisal system.

Acas Productivity tool

Take the Acas self-diagnosis Productivity Tool test to understand your organisation's strengths and weaknesses, and to help you identify simple practical steps you can take to get the best out of your staff. The tool will produce a report with links to relevant Acas help and tools.

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