Dedicated team helps you maximise employee achievement, starting with team appraisals
Employee appraisals can be the bread and butter of HR decision making. Used to give employees relevant feedback, to justify pay increases and bonuses, as well as supporting tough conversations and perhaps termination decisions, performance appraisals should be designed and conducted to suit your company and culture.
Focusing on an individual’s skills, achievements, and growth or lack thereof, performance appraisals provide an important foundation for the success of your organisation. We can help you formalise this process - or make it more flexible - depending on what your team needs. HumanX HR’s experts will challenge your processes and guide you through new initiatives, courageous conversations and improving employee relations - starting with performance appraisals.
Maximise employee achievement
Performance appraisals are not a silver bullet to managing talent in your organisation. They are one tool in the talent toolkit that is required to take a holistic approach to talent management.
Performance appraisal focuses on a clear and targeted evaluation of an employee’s performance. Traditionally, this method can seem a little ‘high and dry’ – but HumanX HR will support you in rallying an outside-of-the-box approach that changes everything.
Our performance appraisal approach
Let's find the right fit
When you join forces with HumanX HR, we’ll make every effort to make your experience as personal as possible. Designing a performance appraisal solution that fits just right means starting with the humans in your team. There is no right solution, just a right-fit. We can dial up or dial down the formality, frequency, complexity, and feedback fearlessness.
Reviewing the appraisal framework
We’ll help you unravel your appraisal framework from head to toe. An appraisal process should be documented faithfully, and the system should always be employee-centric. It needs to consider a number of things, including how the employees are performing in accordance with their expectations and KPIs, or goals. But the appraisal shouldn’t stop there.
Implementing the framework
We’ll support you to create a culture that values two-way conversations. Feedback needs to flow, and employees deserve the opportunity to add to the mix. Whether we support you in designing the framework, assist your managers or undertake the appraisals ourselves, we are confident talking performance, and will help your team to feel confident too.
Performance appraisals are not a nice-to-have in a modern workplace
A performance appraisal seems simple. And at its core, it really is. But as the foothill of your team’s success, performance appraisals should never be taken lightly. Used to determine how and where employees have contributed to the company’s goals and growth, review progress and reward high-achievers, tactical performance appraisals can turn your organisation on its head.
Though there are a range of different approaches, most involve a top-down review that requires honest and considered feedback. Managers and leaders often need support to handle these conversations deftly. That’s where we come in.
Human resources ideally need to drive the backbone of every performance appraisal. Usually designed as a means to support individuals in their career progression, the development of an effective two-way conversation on performance is key to the success of each and every organisation.
With only a set pool of funds, appraisals are a great way to determine where your organisation should be investing – and where it should be letting go. But the beauty of regular appraisals is that you’ll garner the ability to patch a leak before it brings the ship down.
Outsourcing the development of your appraisal plan can lead to a world of good. With an impartial approach that values big-picture thinking, honesty and real-world solutions, working with an external team can give your workplace a boost from below.
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Our HR is too Toby-from-the-office
Everyone has strengths, both as professionals and as people. There are many situations in which using an external HR consultant is a more effective option.
Ultimately, HR can be a tricky position to hold in an organisation; striking the balance between employee-support and communicating the company’s message; empathy versus becoming an agony aunt; being the champion of culture whilst also being the person managing risk.
Bringing in HumanX to support your team means that everyone can play to their strengths. Our experts can create space for critical conversations, feedback honestly, without agenda, and help leaders make decisions based on real information. We can support Toby with performance management plans and work to achieve company goals together.
Our HR department needs support
Modern HR leaders require skills in project management, business strategy, commercial awareness, coaching, talent management, compliance and workplace relations, remuneration, learning and development, and of course recruitment.
Outsourced HR experts can support the internal team without the distractions of politics, everyday requests and growing to do lists. Able to operate as an independent squad with a single focus or integrate into the team and fly alongside the existing HR managers to lead and deliver on projects, new initiatives or help cope with capacity.
Need to get more out of the experts you already have
For business leaders who are craving space – both time and brain-space - a great HR team will understand that it is their job to enable people to do their best work. Choosing the right talent (or inviting the right talent to choose your business), designing a best-in-class learning and development program, and ensuring that your remuneration strategy is on point will help.
The gamechanger: coaching your leaders. This is the space where humans will grow, engage, and find their superpowers. Coaching is a skill in itself, it’s not every leader’s natural state. Great HR professionals have been equipped with coaching skills and understand that coaching is an ego-less journey that is critical to developing exceptional leaders. Structured coaching programs are a brilliant extra, but coaching in the workflow, and in day-to-day interactions between HR and leaders is a valuable must-have.
My team tells me that communication needs improvement
If your team is feeding back to you that communication in the organisation needs improvement, they’re trying to tell you (without risking their jobs) that your communication needs improvement. Whether this is your communication directly, or as a leadership team, or simply internal systems and processes are not effective at allowing the flow of information, we can help.
Bringing external HR experts into a situation like this is efficient; we are able to zoom out and diagnose issues and challenges - from communication that may be causing frustration and high employee turnover to the root cause of disengagement. Better than that, we will also work with your organisation to develop the HR function to resolve any concerns, improve processes and mature the company’s approach to your people.
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Award winning Outsourced HR agency that delivers results. We design Outsourced HR solutions based on trusted frameworks and class leading industry experience. A perfect blend of strategic and tactical HR solutions that will elevate the human experience in your workplace.
Learning & Development
Create a culture of progression, drive employee buy-in and enjoy all the benefits that go with it when you build an employee learning and development program that suits your business. Investing in L&D contributes to better organisational performance. Engaged employees are more productive, innovative, and adaptable, leading to improved business outcomes, increased revenue, and a competitive advantage in the market.
HumanX is a leading provider of independent, impartial and fair workplace investigation services to organisations dealing with allegations of inappropriate behaviour at work. Most internal teams do not have the experience, capacity or resources to properly investigate workplace complaints without any perceived bias. Outsourcing workplace investigations to an independent firm is a cost effective and practical method that will help you ensure compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks.
With our HR agency, boost your internal capability and see better results in less time. Engage a consultant or team to drive and lead HR initiatives that lead to incredible company-wide results. We can develop or pick up HR projects that you just can’t get traction with or assist with a particular isolated problem.
Your people are your power and your relationships are what connect you. Creating a strong framework for your employee relations can protect your business when you need it most – and when you least expect it. Our employee relations consultants are qualified and bring a human-centric approach to workplace investigations, mediations, disciplinary matters, terminations and other disputes.
How can you expect to build a solid team without solid foundations? Here at HumanX, we know your eyes are set to the future with plans for growth and projects on the horizon, but you can’t get there if your people aren’t with you and you aren’t protected. Work with HumanX to develop functional processes, reliable boundaries and compliances that set your company up for future success and solid HR foundations.