It is important to clearly identify key performance indicators (KPIs) in specific and concrete terms. Using vague goals or general terms can lead to confusion. This doesn’t give the employee sufficient direction and makes it difficult to evaluate an employee’s performance or growth.
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KPIs Must Be Clear and Specific
By identifying clear, specific benchmarks and objectives, you make it easy for managers to evaluate employees—and for employees to evaluate themselves. At any given time, it’s easy to see if the individual is on the right track to meet performance goals, or what adjustments they may need to make to hit those targets.
This helps employees know they are doing the correct things in the right way, and performing at a level that satisfies the company’s goals and meets desired targets.
How We Can Help
Profiles International understands the importance of clear and well-defined benchmarks for your employees and the people who evaluate them.
Our talent management tools provide you with a simple and scientifically-proven way to establish key performance indicators and evaluate an employee’s performance in those areas. You can also track an individual’s growth and progress, or compare their metrics to that of co-workers, the department or the company as a whole.