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Get the most from your employees, with performance management tools, systems and software

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Performance management for a more empowered and productive workforce

Encouraging your employees’ professional development should be a top priority for any savvy business leader.

Business success is largely determined by an ability to find, attract and retain the best and brightest minds in the industry. Yet, many businesses continually struggle with this task. The ongoing battle for talent coupled with a high level of employee disengagement is enough to cause valid concern among executives and HR leaders.

Attracting skilled employees is expensive, and retaining them is important for efficiency and sustained profitability. Effective people management plays an unparalleled role in preventing the loss of valuable employees.

Developing an effective performance management process

Every successful performance management system depends on effective communication. It’s important to keep employees in the loop on what needs to be done, who is responsible for what and the expected final result.

During regular meetings, managers should focus on exploring what the employee has learnt and their contributions to multiple teams, rather than just their individual performance. It’s also important to provide feedback on a regular basis, starting early on to achieve the best results. Using performance management software makes this task easier for managers.

 

The benefits of performance management

While professional transformation can happen at a local level, it only occurs when the tone is set at the top level. To help employees achieve transformation, you’ll need to incorporate effective performance management and regular feedback into your company’s culture. Developing this culture and the systems to sustain it will create a clear connection between performance and goals, continual development opportunities and peer recognition.

By actively and continuously demonstrating your commitment to your workforce in ways that are meaningful to your employees, you will be able to realise the benefits of performance management, such as better employee motivation and engagement. Surprisingly, money is not a top driver for performance—instead, employees consider empowerment, development and self-direction more important motivating factors.

Achieve results with Sage performance management software

We understand the difficulties businesses face when implementing a performance management process. That's why we've designed the world's most innovative and scalable HR and people management system to make your job a little easier.

We're proud to introduce Sage Business Cloud People — a performance management system that will help you attract top talent while also engaging and developing staff. It uses cloud technology so you can collaborate with employees regardless of location.

Our software gives you an instant view of your staff's performance. Reports and dashboards provide actionable insights, allowing you to make smarter business decisions.

Discover the benefits of people management software from Sage

Sage Business Cloud People is a leading global HR system that transforms how companies attract, manage and retain their workforce. Designed specifically for medium and multinational organisations (up to 5,000 employees), Sage Business Cloud People is quick to implement, easy to use and configured to suit your business needs.

Instant workforce visibility

Get instant and complete visibility of your global workforce and make better business decisions.

Increased productivity

Streamline your core HR and people management processes by automating key tasks in a single system across your entire organisation.

Great workforce experiences

Empower HR and people teams to do their best work, with intuitive user experience across the entire employment journey.

Global and local compliance

Create a single global policy for your organisation while remaining compliant with local in-country regulations.

People management software for your business

Sage Business Cloud People

A modern cloud HR and People system that enables fast-growing organisations to manage, engage, and retain their workforce across multiple locations.

  • All your people information in a single, secure system of record, with access on any browser or device
  • Real time workforce visibility with pre-built dashboards and analytics for smarter people decisions
  • Hire the best people, faster, with paperless onboarding
  • Integration with third party applications, including Sage MicrOpay
  • Engage your workforce via a tailored and branded self-service portal
  • Benefit from unparalleled reliability and security, while meeting global and local compliance requirements
Learn more about People
Sage MicrOpay

A market leading Australian payroll and HR management software solution that helps businesses across the country perform smartly and more efficiently.

  • Efficient and accurate payroll processing and workflows designed for Australian and New Zealand conditions
  • Self-service and mobile access to empower your employees
  • Multi-location payroll management with ability to manage multiple companies, databases and pay frequencies
  • Always up-to-date with payroll legislation and regulations, including Single Touch Payroll Reporting
  • On-premise or online deployment, depending on your needs
  • Range of flexible reporting with adaptable export options
  • Superannuation solution that is Superstream compliant
Learn more about Sage MicrOpay

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