WorkSimple Redefines Performance Management with Results-Driven Reviews

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The proven Social Performance Management provider unveils an industry first with a visual tool that leverages social recognition, feedback and actionable insights to create automated performance reviews.

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Social Performance is the next big disruptor—not just for HR but for every leader and manager

Marking an innovative step in the evolution of performance reviews, WorkSimple (, the proven Social Performance Management provider, has unveiled Results-Driven Reviews.

WorkSimple’s Results-Driven Reviews is the industry’s first and only visual tool that leverages social recognition, feedback and actionable insights to create automated performance reviews. Results-Driven Reviews relies on Social Performance, a new wave of business applications that help HR and business leaders engage and empower their teams through a culture of feedback, recognition and results.

Here’s how it works: Any employee can set and align Social Goals to larger company and team initiatives. Social Goals include progress updates and files—and can be published to the team or the company. Once goals are set, employees can begin receiving feedback and recognition from coworkers and managers immediately. Finally, once the goal is accomplished, it shows up on an automated performance review.

“Social Performance is the next big disruptor—not just for HR but for every leader and manager,” says Morgan Norman, co-founder and CEO of WorkSimple. “Unlike traditional performance management, Social Performance is seeing adoption across the workforce because it is designed with social principles that make it easy to use and deploy. And our Results-Driven Reviews take Social Performance to the next level.”

Traditional Reviews Ineffective
According to a SHRM survey, 45 percent of HR leaders do not think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employees' work, while 42 percent don’t think employees are rewarded according to their job performance. These are two reasons for the decline of traditional performance reviews. Savvy Fortune 500 companies, SMBs and teams are tapping into new cloud platforms that offer better ways to work together—and better ways to review the accomplished work.

HR execs will gather at the 15th Annual Technology Conference and Exposition this week to discuss a generational shift in computing, which conference organizers peg as the cloud and social technology in the enterprise. HR tech experts know that the industry undergoes a significant change about every 10 years—and we’re at the beginning of a huge paradigm shift toward collaborating with people around goals, results and feedback. Social Performance is fundamentally changing the way we work together and drive results.

“One of the biggest changes we see taking place in HR is the need for all HR processes to be continuous, not episodic. Rather than have an annual performance review, we should have a continuous feedback process,” says Josh Bersin, principal of Bersin & Associates. “Rather than a formal, once a year training program, put in place a continuous learning environment.”

The Future of Work
WorkSimple’s Results-Driven Review is the easiest and most accurate review in the market. With WorkSimple, employees and managers now have a more effective way of reviewing results—and it’s an appropriate solution for any team or company of any size in any industry. Combining Social Goals, Social Recognition and Feedback into an automated review is the future of where work is headed. Indeed, the Results-Only Workplace Environment (ROWE) era is upon us.

“Employees love their work. That’s the good news. What they don’t love is how they’re doing it,” says Cali Ressler, co-founder and co-creator of ROWE and co-author of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It. “It’s time for organizations to focus on the what and leave the everyday decisions about how to the capable adults they’ve hired. Autonomy of this magnitude is the proven catalyst for true engagement and the highest levels of productivity.”

WorkSimple helps drive autonomy—and results—on a user-friendly platform. Employees want their performance management software to be as easy to use as their favorite social networking platform—and the talent management industry isn’t keeping up with those expectations. According to a Harris Interactive survey, only 32 percent of employees say their performance goals are aligned with their company’s business objectives and only 34 percent say they have been given useful feedback from their manager. In a modern workplace where the pace is quickening, transparency, collaboration, recognition and feedback are key to driving results.

“WorkSimple’s Results-Driven Reviews answer the cry of employees and HR leaders looking for a better way to regularly recognize strong performance—and offer timely feedback to drive improvements,” says Ben Moore, co-founder and CTO of WorkSimple. “Leading organizations are already moving to Social Performance platforms so they can provide the feedback employees need to succeed. Now, WorkSimple is taking feedback a step further by revolutionizing the performance review.”

Results-Driven Review Features
WorkSimple’s Results-Driven Review offers features that encourage employee engagement, streamline performance reviews for management, and offer a more realistic view of an employee’s contribution to the organization:

  • WorkSimple Core Platform: Activity Streams, Social Goals, Focus, Feedback & Coaching, Social Recognition, Social Alignment, Team and Employee profiles, Engagement Reporting

Results Driven Review: All Social Goals, feedback, and recognition populate a results-driven review

  • Custom Periods: Admins can set up annual, quarterly, or monthly reviews
  • Any Time Review: Manager can set up custom review types (e.g. monthly reviews, new hire review) for all direct reports or just one
  • Customizable Ratings: Custom 5-star rating language available for admins
  • Review Reports: Review Scores from 5 to 5,000 employees to help give HR visibility into performance results

About WorkSimple
WorkSimple is the creator of Social Goals™: a fresh new way to manage careers, performance and results. As easy to use as your favorite social network, WorkSimple is designed for individuals, teams, and large organizations. Our Social Performance Platform gives a better way to share goals, collaborate, get feedback, and get your work endorsed. The Individual Edition is includes Social Goals, Portfolio, Endorsements, Media Sharing, LinkedIn Integration. Teams and Business can upgrade for additional functionality including: Social Goals™, Social Recognition, Get Verified, Feedback, Focus Boards, Activity Streams, Social Engagement Analytics, Company Performance Dashboard, Results-Driven Performance Review, and Administrator Controls.

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