Betterworks Research Indicates Adopting Continuous Performance Management Delivers Improved Business Outcomes

Companies With Continuous Performance Programs More Consistently Achieve Their Top Priorities, Increase Employee Engagement and Retain Their Top Talent

Betterworks, the leading enterprise HR software for Continuous Performance Management, released the first report based on insights from their 2019-2020 State of Continuous Performance Management Survey. This report focused on quantifying the business impact of a continuous performance process. Overwhelmingly, respondents in organizations who have adopted continuous performance practices saw better results for their businesses. In fact, they reported outperforming or significantly outperforming their competition at a 24% higher rate.

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The research found that respondents from organizations with a continuous performance process in place reported significant improvements in the ability of their business to deliver on the following critical business objectives:

  • Achieving the top goals and priorities of the organization
  • Nurturing an aligned workforce
  • Attracting and retaining top talent
  • Helping managers become better managers

“Legacy annual performance management techniques and technologies are totally failing to meet the needs of the modern enterprise and its workforce. In response more and more organizations are embracing Continuous Performance Management,” said Doug Dennerline, chief executive officer at Betterworks. “This year’s State of Continuous Performance Management Survey revealed that when companies adopt a continuous process, they see it delivering better business results.”

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Compared to enterprises that still rely on annual performance management techniques, companies with continuous performance processes reported significant improvements in their ability to:

  • Increase productivity throughout the company (66% vs 35%)
  • Motivate the entire workforce (65% vs 35%)
  • Ensure enterprise agility (47% vs 27%)
  • Increase performance from all employees (58% vs 35%)
  • Ensure the company meets its goals (64% vs 39%)
  • Maintain organizational focus on the business’ top priorities (54% vs 33%)
  • Engage the entire workforce (58% vs 37%)
  • Retain high performing talent (63% vs 41%)
  • Identify high performing talent (55% vs 36%)

HR teams that have implemented a continuous performance program report being nearly 50% more satisfied with their performance management process, and are 24% more likely to recommend this methodology compared to companies that still rely on annual processes.

Throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, Betterworks will release additional reports based on findings from the survey. In addition to these publicly available resources, HR professionals attending local Betterworks Motivate Days will also gain exclusive access to further insights, tools and reports from the research.

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