What’s the only thing better than having budget to spend money on employee development?
Spending that money wisely.
But how do we know which employees would benefit most from which development? That’s where Quix can help turn an easy mobile interface into accurate data and insightful analytics. Let’s look at a couple of examples.
First time managers struggling in their new role
It’s not uncommon for first time managers to be sent off to new manager orientation, but it’s also not uncommon for some amount of those very same first time managers to struggle in their roles and would likely benefit from some additional development. Today we have a difficult time quantifying which people are really struggling beyond just our eyes. In the below chart we can see how out of a group of 30 new managers, 8 of them are performing at a level below what we’ve set up for our minimum acceptable threshold.
Those 8 people can now be the well-targeted focus of additional new manager development energy. We can help improve the performance of these employees and save other dollars for other efforts.
Identifying Next Generation's Leaders
Companies are always looking to identify their next generation of talent so they can invest in those people for future leadership roles. Today companies use 9-box and leadership program nominations to find these people, but how can we be sure we’re not missing anyone slipping through the cracks? We can use Quix’s accurate rating averages over a period of time to make data driven decisions. Each point on the below chart represents the combination of an employee’s years of experience and rating. The highlighted boxes shows specific groupings of employees who meet our criteria to be enrolled in a variety of training opportunities.
It’s certainly possible that some of these same people would have been on our lists had we just asked for single opinions, but it’s a certainty that when using the above Quix dataset we have something quantifiable and accurate to use to drive our decision making.
The above cases are only examples. However they illustrate that when we have a trustworthy dataset of employee ratings, we have an almost limitless number of analytical questions we can start to ask about the performance of employees. This also demonstrates how HR can use quantifiable analysis to drive and justify decisions.
Quix is a mobile-first application that allows employees and managers to quickly rate themselves and their direct reports up to twice per day. This allows companies to build a more nuanced, complete picture of employee performance over time, identifying high-performers, problem employees, potential management issues and even biases that would otherwise go unnoticed and unaddressed. Contact Quix to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.