Only a quarter of organisations involve HR or personnel professionals in performance management, new research reveals.
A study of 49 organisations by IRS Employment Review shows just 27 per cent allow HR to have any input in the goal-setting process, despite playing a central role in many areas of performance management - from training and development to appraisals and employee communications.
Chief executives or board-level directors are relied upon instead. They are involved in the performance management process for 80 per cent of the responding organisations, while 78 per cent allow senior and line managers to help determine key objectives.
The research also shows the majority of respondents see performance management as a very important function, although less than half have a clear management strategy, and only a third claim to have a performance culture. www.irsemploymentreview.com