Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2006
GroteApproach Ltd. announces the release of GroteApproach SM version 3.0, the newest update to their web-based performance management system (on the Web at: http://www.groteapproach.com/). Developed by performance management expert Dick Grote, the GroteApproach system helps organizations transform performance management from a frenzied series of events to a well-defined, continuous, and effective process.
With this new version, managers and employees can create employee development plans for important competencies and soft skills throughout the entire review cycle. Development objectives, expected outcomes, associated key activities and due dates can all be established and tracked in the system.
Development plan items can be created at the beginning of the review period, during the year as employee performance is observed, and during assessment time based on specific competency scores received by the employee.
Jack Wilson, Staff Development Director with Compassion International said this of the Development Planning feature, “GroteApproach is a natural extension of Dick Grote’s philosophy. It is a performance planning tool and the addition of the development planning now completes the cycle. When a gap in performance is recognized, the development planning piece lets the employee and manager work to close that gap.”
Compassion International first implemented the GroteApproach system in 2003 and was one of the companies GroteApproach worked with in developing the new functionality. “The combination of Grote’s performance management software and their responsiveness to customer needs has resulted in a solid partnership,” explains Larry Lemmon, Compassion International’s Vice President of Human Resources.
To help organizations ensure that individual employee goals are tightly linked to the overall corporate strategy, a goal alignment option is now available in the system. With this new functionality, employee goals can be created from a cascading structure ensuring that individual goals support all higher-level objectives and strategies of the organization.
Also in this release, enhancements to the system workflow are available to help individuals more easily navigate through the performance management software.
About GroteApproach, Ltd.
GroteApproach, Ltd. is dedicated to delivering the technology, services and client care that transform organizations from best-effort climates into results-driven cultures. The GroteApproach web-based performance management system reflects best practices in performance management as identified in Dick Grote’s 25 years of research and consulting with hundreds of organizations throughout the world. Its combination of unrivaled expertise and superior technology make the GroteApproach system an ideal fit for organizations large and small. GroteApproach can be found on the Internet at http://www.groteapproach.com/.
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