SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 2, 2010 — WorkSimple, the online performance management and goal communication solution that completely changed how small and midsized businesses engage employees and measure performance, today announced major system enhancements to the design and user interface of their platform. WorkSimple also released a new job competency and job responsibility library to help companies quickly establish a results-based work environment.
“Increasingly, businesses are looking for affordable and innovative ways to change the way they engage and motivate employees,” said Morgan Norman, CEO and Co-Founder of WorkSimple. “Consumer-facing applications such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook have raised people’s expectations significantly over the last few years. Our latest Goal Communication enhancements bring some of those same social design principles into the business world.”
In addition to the upgraded user interface, WorkSimple now offers a customizable job competency library as well as a growing job responsibility library at no additional cost. These new resources empower businesses to quickly create a new employee evaluation process or refine what they already have in place.
“But what truly differentiates WorkSimple is our user-experience,” said Ben Moore, CTO and Co-Founder of WorkSimple. “The enhanced design of our Goal Communication and Performance Management platform now gives employees a new way of interacting with colleagues and understanding how their work contributes to the broader success of a business.”
WorkSimple Goal Communication and Employee Performance Management is designed to support all areas of a business, including but not limited to:
* Human Resources
* Customer Service
* Account Management
* Product development
By providing managers and employees across all departments with the ability to collaborate on common goals and review work in real time, WorkSimple offers small and midsized businesses an exciting and affordable alternative to traditional talent management software platforms.
Employees and managers now have a rich and dynamic view of their personal and department goals. Each goal now contains an interactive progress bar that displays the status of a goal in percentages, dollars, or numerical fractions. On one easy-to-navigate page, users can view goal history, goal reviews, goal commitments, and attachments. This evolution in interactive design helps employees and managers easily publish, track, update, and prioritize their goals.
CUSTOMIZABLE RATING SYSTEM
No two companies review employee performance the same way. WorkSimple’s customizable rating system enables businesses to personalize ratings for competencies, responsibilities, and company vision statements around their unique company brand. Not only does this increase employee engagement and a stronger sense of company culture, it also enables consistent ratings across your entire workforce.
RESULTS-BASED JOB COMPETENCY LIBRARY
WorkSimple now offers a free results-based job competency library to help companies gain insight into some of the softer skills of their workforce. By measuring employee performance against these results-based job competencies, WorkSimple hopes to greatly reduce the reliance on subjective ratings.
HIGH-IMPACT JOB RESPONSIBILITY LIBRARY
WorkSimple provides a growing library of high-impact job responsibilities at no extra cost. They also offer custom responsibilities from their growing list of partners.
WorkSimple allows executives, managers, and human resource professionals to showcase company values and rate the workforce against these values.
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT & GOAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM OVERVIEW FOR EMPLOYEES
* Real-time goal planning and goal management
* Real-time employee performance reviews
* Employee recognition
* Collaborative workgroups
* Employee profiles
* Company transparency
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT & GOAL COMMUNICATION OVERVIEW FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, MANAGERS & EXECUTIVES
* Goal Communication — assign, track and review goals in real time
* Department goal communication
* Real-time performance reviews
* Employee recognition
* Employee profiles
* Job competency and responsibility library
* Company performance reports
PRODUCT PRICING & AVAILABILITY
* WorkSimple Goal Communication and Performance Management is available now for new and existing WorkSimple customers.
* Companies can get up and running within days without the need for IT expertise, hardware, or software installations.
* WorkSimple Goal Communication and Performance Management is currently priced at $45 per user, per year and is available directly through WorkSimple or through certified partners who offer affordable implementation and consulting services.
* WorkSimple provides additional discounts to qualified nonprofits.
* Website: http://getworksimple.com
* Product tour: http://www.getworksimple.com/tour/
WorkSimple’s online goal communication and performance management solution helps businesses create an engaging and collaborative work environment that drives results. Our simple and affordable approach provides real-time insight into employee, department, and company productivity. We empower employees to reveal their true professional footprint and we help companies create a culture of recognition. WorkSimple is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, CA and Minneapolis, MN.
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