TalentEd Perform was designed from the ground up to meet the specific HR needs of school districts of all sizes. Netchemia is in the business of helping HR administrators be strategic with district talent and ultimately improve student performance.
Prairie Village, KS (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
Despite limited expertise in human resources (HR), school principals are responsible for such HR duties as conducting walkthroughs, evaluations, and more with employees. Additionally, they are required to perform these tasks within a strict timeline, which often proves unfeasible. To help districts streamline their management processes and avoid non-compliance suits, Netchemia LLC (http://www.netchemia.com), a provider of data-driven, cloud-based software solutions for K-12 school districts, introduces TalentEd Perform™, a performance management system for K-12 schools and school systems.
TalentEd Perform is the latest web-based application that Netchemia has developed in order to address the challenges that K-12 HR administrators face. “Like our previous solution, TalentEd Perform is not a business application that was tweaked to fit the K-12 market,” said Carlos Antequera, CEO of Netchemia. “It was designed from the ground up to meet the specific HR needs of school districts of all sizes. It is robust and comprehensive enough for big districts, but affordable enough for small ones as well.”
To ensure they accurately addressed schools’ needs, Netchemia surveyed customers and prospects to determine their most pressing HR issues and to obtain their opinions on various software features. In accordance with the survey responses, TalentEd Perform is designed to help schools:
- Promote a common framework and systematic approach to performance evaluations
- Minimize costs by reducing paperwork and simplifying record keeping
- Review employee performance against district objectives and standards
- Reduce principals’ workload in terms of tracking and completing evaluations
- Identify non-performing employees and trends across the district within a brief timeframe
- Streamline employee performance documentation for legal and state regulatory compliance
- Retain high performers and improve the leadership succession pipeline
- Build a performance-driven culture and increase accountability
“Policy changes at the federal and state levels, including Race to the Top, are forcing districts to examine and reform their performance evaluation processes,” said Antequera. “With TalentEd Perform, we want to make a significant contribution to our K-12 customers by making performance evaluations easier to manage and more relevant in school improvement efforts as well as support district-state collaborations for Race to the Top or other comprehensive education reform initiatives.”
TalentEd Perform offers a wide variety of customizable features that make the evaluation process easier and more accurate for teachers, staff, and administrators alike. For all district personnel, online evaluation forms — configurable to existing district evaluation rubrics — allow employees to easily complete their own walkthroughs, observations, and other forms online. Automatic reminders notify them when completed forms are due, and completed evaluations are automatically forwarded to appropriate supervisors for review.
Supervisors can use TalentEd Perform’s Supervisor Dashboard and Evaluation Management functions to schedule and track upcoming tasks and meetings, thereby ensuring evaluations are completed correctly, on time, and in accordance with district guidelines and union contracts.
Reporting and analytics provide administrators with powerful data that they can use to make important personnel decisions and direct professional development resources to areas where they can have the greatest impact on improving teacher effectiveness. Additionally, the automated system helps administrators document poor evaluations and then create customized personal improvement plans with goals that can be tracked via the system. Its automated rules also help supervisors complete and document disciplinary action forms compliant with even the most stringent dismissal process.
TalentEd Perform includes a configurable Standards Manager that allows users to align assessment forms and evaluations with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards or state-developed standards. Teachers can also upload their artifacts-based portfolio into the system in digital form. Tied to the desired standards, the artifacts can be accessed by supervisors whenever needed.
Superintendents and HR departments can use TalentEd Perform to monitor performance at the individual, building and district level. Additionally, the system keeps employees’ performance data synchronized through seamless integration with districts’ HR management systems.
“We’ve spent years honing our craft, and we’ve helped educators successfully eliminate paper-based processes, made administrators’ work more efficient and effective, and provided valuable data to inform decision-making,” said Antequera. “Netchemia is in the business of helping HR administrators be strategic with district talent and ultimately improve student performance.”
For more information about the TalentEd Perform cloud-based performance management system, contact Netchemia at http://www.netchemia.com or at 1.800.490.9686.
About Netchemia LLC
Netchemia is one of the fastest-growing on-demand providers of data management solutions for K-12 school districts. Netchemia’s cloud-software platform delivers simple, quick and affordable management solutions for Performance Evaluation (TalentEd Perform™), Recruitment & Hiring (SchoolRecruiter™) and Special Education (netIEP®), with no hardware to buy or software to install.
Netchemia serves over 325 educational organizations across the nation. The company’s applications enable school districts of any size to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and achieve positive educational impacts.
Netchemia names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of Netchemia. Other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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