A couple of week ago, we released a new feature – Flexible Rating Schemes. We announced it with little fanfare as it was part of a larger release, so here’s a little more detail.
Before the update, all rateable items in PerformanceHub used the same rating scheme – things like Objectives, Feedback, Appraisal Fields and Overall Performance.
Although perfectly fine in most situations, it could be a little restrictive. With this new release, you can now define a different rating scheme for any rateable item.
You can even define a 2-axis rating scheme for overall performance. You may want to use this to rate Performance vs Potential or Delivery vs Behaviour or to create a “9-box grid” approach to performance measurement. The rich data-set this approach provides can be a great addition to your Talent Management process, particularly if you use Competency Based reviews.
Here are some other examples of what you can do:
- Have a different rating scheme for Objectives vs Appraisals. One of the things many employees feedback on is that performance measures are often written with ‘overall performance’ in mind and they can’t easily be applied to individual objectives. Well, now you can.
- How about rating feedback? Do you really want to use the same scheme you do for overall performance for informal feedback? Probably not. Well now you can define a new scheme, a 5 star one for instance.
- Rateable appraisal fields. Many of our customers add rateable sections into appraisals. For instance, to cover performance reviews against company values. When doing this, you may want to define a rating scheme that matches performance against each company value and now you can.
Given the flexibility of the new feature, there are many ways you may want to use it.