New performance management guidance from Acas
10 December 2018
The research from the survey 'Improvement required?' also revealed that only one in four employers confirmed that their performance management systems are adapted for staff with special needs, disabilities and conditions such as dyslexia and autism.
Acas Chair, Brendan Barber wrote in an article that part of the problem with systems for managing performance is that they often try and be all things to all people. He said:
they need to make staff more productive but not forget to motivate them;
they need to give staff clear goals but allow room for personal development; and
they need to be fair and transparent without becoming too rigid and bureaucratic.
According to Barber, one notable exception to this is pay, which did not emerge as a top priority for many employers in the survey but was seen to affect some other decisions.
Read more from Barber’s full article Performance management tries hard but has lost its identity.