MindSolve Partners with Nolo to Publish Legal Handbook for Performance Appraisals

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Nolo's "plain English" approach and MindSolve's expertise in performance appraisal unite to produce a new legal handbook on performance appraisal practice, as well as a new Legal Toolkit for MindSolve's performance management software.

MindSolve Technologies, the premiere provider of employee performance management software and services, and Nolo, the leading publisher of jargon-free legal publications, today jointly announced a collaborative partnership to develop tools designed to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits for companies conducting employee performance evaluations.

The first product of this collaboration is a new book, published this month. "The Performance Appraisal Handbook: Legal & Practical Rules for Managers" is authored by Nolo editor Amy DelPo, JD, with real-world input from MindSolve's many years of experience designing and automating international performance management for a wide variety of clients and industries.

In conjunction with the book release, Nolo's world-famous "plain English" legal guidance will also be integrated into MindSolve's MVP Software Suite. The Online Legal Toolkit will flag potentially risky performance evaluation language and offer online guidelines to minimize exposure, with real-time, online access provided to managers as they complete employee performance reviews.

"Most companies recognize the value of performance appraisals, but there's a huge risk of exposure if the appraisals are conducted improperly," notes Ms. DelPo. "For a single wrongful termination suit, legal and support costs and lost productivity can add up to significant losses for a company. By tapping into MindSolve's hands-on knowledge and experience, we have put together a straightforward map through the legal landmines."

MindSolve's General Manager Dan Boccabella is equally upbeat about the partnership. "We're delighted to benefit from Nolo's legal expertise, and believe their guidance will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

The book can be ordered through national bookstores as well as directly from Nolo (http://www.nolo.com). MindSolve's Legal Toolkit will be released as part of the next scheduled MVP Software upgrade, in the near future. Additional inquiries about the Legal Toolkit should be addressed to legalkit@mindsolve.com.

About MindSolve Technologies

MindSolve Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in north central Florida. In 1994, MindSolve revolutionized employee assessment with the introduction of visual, user-friendly multi-rater assessment. In 1998, MindSolve offered the industry's first web-based drag & drop performance management software. Since then, MindSolve has expanded to service users in over 50 countries worldwide, offering technology and consulting solutions for performance appraisal, 360 feedback processes, online development resources, goal alignment and tracking, leadership and organizational development, and integration with balanced scorecards.

About Nolo

Nolo (http://www.nolo.com) is the nation's leading provider of do-it-yourself legal and business solutions for consumers and small businesses. Since 1971, Nolo has offered affordable, plain-English books, forms and software on a wide range of legal issues including wills, estate planning, retirement, elder care, personal finance, taxes, housing, real estate, divorce and child custody, as well as human resources, employment, intellectual property, and starting and running a small business.

MindSolve contact: Dr. Robert McPeek

Office +1 352.264.2811

bmcpeek@mindsolve.com

Nolo contact: Clark Miller

Office +1 510.704.2251 Cell +1 707.483.4979

clark@nolo.co

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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