We want to help every professional create a true work story in a visual way that drives the best feedback for them. WorkSimple shows what Social Performance and career management can do if they work together.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
WorkSimple (http://www.getworksimple.com), the creator of Social Performance and Social Goals, has introduced a new free platform to help every working professional move their career forward with feedback and advice from their peers.
The WorkSimple Personal Edition is designed to function seamlessly with how modern employees work today. Much more than a static resume, it centers on building a visual portfolio of goals and accomplishments. WorkSimple captures the success users produce throughout the workday and helps co-workers and managers see professionals for the rock stars they really are.
“Can your co-workers and managers see the work you’ve accomplished? Are you managing and tracking where you want to go with your career? Are you capturing feedback and recognition? If not, start now because you’ll get your next promotion based on your track record of success,” said Morgan Norman, co-founder and CEO of WorkSimple.
“There is no better way to show off your accomplishments than using WorkSimple’s Personal Edition for Career Management. Resumes only work—and not very well—when you want to find a new job. But how can you put yourself next in line for a promotion at the company you work for right now? There is no social career management tool on the market today that helps employees demonstrate their impact on the company—until now.”
WorkSimple’s Personal Edition gives managers a glance at the impact their workforce is making on their team and business. This visual portfolio includes an employee's professional development, job performance, skills and accomplishments. WorkSimple’s Personal Edition is a visually rich combination of Social Goals, Attachments, Feedback, Winning Endorsements, Likes, Images, Career Focuses, and shareable Reports that make an employee’s social portfolio impressive to their boss and beneficial to their career.
Here’s how it works: Sterling, a marketing manager, sets five core Focuses: Field Marketing, Social Media, Lead Nurturing, Press, and Sales Support. He creates Social Goals under each Focus and can attach all the materials that demonstrate his success, such as press releases, documents or links, presentations, and writing collateral. On each of his goals, he can decide who he wants to share it with. Once a goal is shared with co-workers or managers, Sterling can receive feedback, endorsements, and “likes.” All feedback can be posted to LinkedIn to help build his professional reputation.
“People are using WorkSimple today to manage and communicate their work, but more importantly to build the case for promotion with their manager. Shedding light on this good work was the catalyst for Social Performance. We want to help everyone feel good about their work accomplishments—and record them along the way,” Norman said.
WorkSimple is convinced that employees will build their professional brand with a portfolio of career accomplishments in the years ahead. “Prior to WorkSimple, work portfolios were only available to those in the design community through sites like Carbonmade, Dribbble and Pinterest,” Norman said. “But visual work portfolios aren’t just for designers anymore—they are a necessity for every modern worker.”
“As a UX Designer, I’ve put some of my work on designer portfolio sites. The challenge is that these applications are not designed to generate internal feedback and conversations that help me manage my career,” said Justin Peddycoart, UX Designer for WorkSimple. “They don’t work for co-worker feedback, and are only useful if I’m looking for a new job.”
Once WorkSimple is active, users can see who views their goals, gives recognition, or endorses their work. The social career management platform also allows users to send a unique Report URL to help capture feedback and endorsements from co-workers or managers. Workers have analytics on who’s checking out their work and who’s commenting, and can also showcase their accomplishments externally through LinkedIn.
“It’s time to put some creativity and fun into managing your career. Creating a work portfolio should be simple and should leverage amazing design. We want to help every professional create a true work story in a visual way that drives the best feedback for them. WorkSimple shows what Social Performance and career management can do if they work together,” said Ben Moore, co-founder and CTO of WorkSimple.
WorkSimple’s Personal Edition is currently in limited release. To request an invitation code sign up at: http://getworksimple.com/for-individual
For more information on this release, please visit http://getworksimple.com/for-individual.
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WorkSimple is the creator of Social Goals™: a fresh new way to manage careers, performance and results. As easy to use as a social network, WorkSimple is designed for individuals, teams, and large organizations. WorkSimple’s Social Performance Platform gives a better way to share goals, collaborate, get feedback, and get 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.