9 Vital performance management tools for 2022 (hybrid work)

By Kayleigh Tanner

Which performance management tools do you really need to engage employees and boost productivity?

If you’re currently managing a team remotely or in person, the powerful performance management tools below will help your organization engage employees, align employee development with organizational objectives and maintain a modern, agile performance management approach.

  1. Totara Perform

Totara Perform is a flexible performance management system allowing organizations to better manage performance for both on-site and remote employees.

What sets it apart from similar tools is the ability to completely adapt the system to your unique performance management schedule and processes, from traditional annual appraisals to modern continuous performance management practices.

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  1. Totara Talent Experience Platform

Totara Perform is part of the Totara Talent Experience Platform (TXP), which also includes the learning management system (LMS) Totara Learn, and learning experience platform (LXP) Totara Engage.

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Together, these three products enable organizations to address their learning, employee engagement and performance management challenges, assigning learning to each employee’s performance plan to enable them to develop the skills needed to perform and progress in their careers.

  1. Zoom

At the start of the pandemic, video conferencing tool Zoom became a workplace staple, seeing a 30x increase in users from December 2019 to June 2020.

Zoom can be used for performance check-ins, team meetings and all-company updates, making it an invaluable tool in your hybrid performance management arsenal.

What’s more, Zoom integrates seamlessly with Totara, allowing meeting organizers to automatically create virtual rooms to minimize manual effort.

  1. Slack

Slack provides a single point of communication for your people, reducing the number of tools and apps they have to have open at any one time.

Managers and employees can create separate channels for different teams, projects and topics, ensuring conversations stay organized and supporting collaboration across hybrid teams.

  1. Remo

Remo allows you to create powerful virtual event experiences, including functional gathering spaces and “seating configurations” to more closely replicate in-person events.

These are useful for all-company discussions, workshops and internal networking events, helping your people stay informed, develop their skills and make new connections without adding to Zoom fatigue.

  1. Trello

Trello is a project management tool used to assign tasks and monitor progress on projects.

You can quickly create “boards” for your teams to give employees a quick overview of project status, assign activities to relevant coworkers and give updates to their teams without having to constantly chase people down to understand how things are going.

  1. Timely

Timely is a tool that automates the, ironically, time-consuming process of completing a timesheet.

It captures employee activity, empowering your team to take control of their own workload and reduce timesheet admin by up to 75%.

Employees can choose how they use Timely for the most flexible user experience. Additionally, it’s all completely private to each user, avoiding a surveillance culture.

  1. Snappy

Snappy is a remote-first employee rewards and gifting tool that enables organizations to send rewards directly to employees’ homes.

HR teams can set up campaigns (such as work anniversaries, the winter holidays or thank yous) to select appropriate rewards for employees and send them straight to them, ensuring nobody misses out and everyone feels recognized and appreciated.

  1. Welbot

Welbot moves wellbeing to the forefront of your employees’ minds, whether they’re on-site or working remotely.

It sends timely notifications to your employees, reminding them to stay hydrated, take screen breaks or book their annual leave. HR teams can also set up custom notifications to tackle the specific wellbeing requirements of their own employees.

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