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What to Look for When Choosing Performance Management Software: A Handy Checklist to Help You Manage Appraisals

by Karen McCandless
Published on 12 December 2016

choosing performance management software checklist

Do you remember the 80s? Mobile phones were the size of your head, the pen and paper carried more weight than a computer, and nobody was talking about how Tom Cruise is a crazy Scientologist. Because it seems like that was the last time performance management had an overall. Box ticking exercises, pitting employees up against each other (publically), and dreary annual appraisals: these practices are still rife today.

While nobody seems to know quite how to best manage appraisals to suit different demographics, choosing performance management software that is right for your business can help.

What to look for in a performance management solution

If you're new to the market, choosing performance management software can seem like a gargantuan task. That's why we've created a checklist to help you work out why you might need new software, as well as what to look for in a solution.


We've also created a handy PDF so you can download the checklist and access it whenever you need it, wherever you are.

Next steps in choosing performance management software

GetApp has created a number of resources to help guide you through the process of selecting a performance management solution.

We've created a ranking of the top performance management apps based on review score. The top five are:

If you've got any tips on choosing a performance management solution, let us know in the comments below or connect with me on Twitter.


Apps mentioned in this article