PFA is working a number of members to enable efficiency improvements by moving their PDR/appraisal system from paper to an online version.
By removing the reliance on vast quantities of paper moving around large and disparate buildings and locations with the inherent costs of; paper, time, re-keying of data and filing space; the online review projects are able to realise substantial cost savings whilst creating a more meaningful and engaging process for staff and management.
PFA Review projects typically see measurable completion rates increase to over 90%. At the same time the quality of conversations increases with over 85% or reviewees and reviewers reporting significant improvements in the quality and value of their appraisals.
Completion is easily tracked using real-time progress dashboards which are available for teams, departments or the institution as a whole, whilst the standard reporting can extract content from review forms, and support the analysis of specific entries, such as training needs or performance ratings.
Automatic emails sent at appropriate points help reviewees and reviewers meet review deadlines.
Whilst achieving the right level of completions is a critical success factor, once that is achieved, the quality of conversations, the relevance of objectives set and the suggested development activities become areas to analyse. A large number of members are using this functionality to assist in improving other areas around the review process. For example: ensuring that objectives and Training & Development requests are appropriately aligned to the needs of the Faculty, department or Institution.