Human Resources Software


Staff Files 8.0 is the easiest way to manage employee information including time-off accruals, training records, and performance reviews.

Conducting Performance Reviews Using HR Software

Performance Reviews – they are one of those things people love to hate. It’s uncomfortable to evaluate yourself and your employees. It can be tough to be honest with someone, whether it’s good or bad. You’ll want to try to be as fair as possible, so your staff won’t think you’re playing favorites. It may be hard to remember what you did yesterday, let alone what a group of employees have done during an entire year. Basically, it can be difficult to remember the specific things about them. Here are two positive things to keep in mind when performing your annual employee evaluations:

1)      It really will help improve the level of work and, ultimately, job satisfaction among your staff.

2)      At least managing the annual review forms and personnel records can be easy!


Why Conduct Performance Reviews?Why Conduct Performance Reviews?

The reason employee evaluations are so helpful is because it gives you an opportunity to compliment and encourage existing good performance, and to give constructive criticism, along with helpful advice, tips, and potential training programs that can improve an employee’s not-so-good job performance. It’s a great time to have a candid conversation with employees about what they like, what they don’t like, and ideas they have for changes, new processes, and projects they think will help the company’s overall performance. Most often, when employees see that you are trying to help them, they will appreciate your tips for improvement and try to do a better job. Giving praise for a job well done will also help employees’ job satisfaction because they will feel like their efforts are appreciated, you care what they think, and that their work is worthwhile.



Writing Employee EvaluationsWriting Employee Evaluations

The management of performance review records can be easy, too, so at least you don’t have to stress out over the forms themselves. You can keep new and previous employee evaluation altogether in personnel records. You can actually type the evaluation in Staff Files that will then store the evaluation, too, so you can print it for the employee and refer to it again in the future. It will list all the evaluation categories you need to evaluate the employees. You can add notes to each category and for the evaluation as a whole. You can also add a score for each category and the software will calculate the total score for you. It’s that easy.




Find Top Performing EmployeesFind Top Performing Employees

Even though some departments may have different evaluation categories, you’ll still be able to quickly find out which employees are your top performers. The Evaluation Scores report lists employees by their performance review scores in descending order.

So, don’t let the discomfort, intimidation, and agony of conducting performance reviews stop you. It’s worth your time to do them. They will help the job performance and satisfaction of your employees and, in the long run, help your company’s overall performance. With HR software, the management of filling out and filing the employee evaluation forms is easy, so all you have to do is sit down and write it.