Performance management key to productivity, says white paper

EEF has published a free white paper on people productivity and performance management as the latest step in its campaign to help manufacturers solve the productivity puzzle and drive growth.

The white paper provides an overview of performance management and its benefits, as well as eight ways companies can make performance management work effectively in their business.

Future of Making Things

Launched by Autodesk and The Manufacturer – and supported by key partners, the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative takes a hands-on approach to enable British design and manufacturing companies to respond to the challenges of trends the likes of industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things.

Gain a firmer grasp of the trends that are shaping design and manufacturing, and how other companies are already responding to them, by attending one of the upcoming regional Future of Making Things event at a High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre:

A write-up of the inaugural regional Future of Making Things event – which took place at the Digital Catapult Centre in London can be found here.

These include encouraging the right blend of skills and competencies, identifying where staff sit on the ‘Skill Will Matrix’, making the most of appraisals, and setting objectives.

It also covers common errors to avoid when assessing performance, learning to give effective feedback, building dignity and respect into company culture and managing poor performance fairly and lawfully.

The free white paper can be downloaded here. Other productivity tools recently released by EEF as part of its campaign include a free Lean benchmarking tool, a Workforce Planning Guide, and an Interim HR Guide.

Consultancy Director at EEF, Martin Strutt commented: “Performance management is an important piece in the productivity puzzle, which is why we have published this handy guide.

“UK manufacturing already has a great story to tell on productivity, but companies always know that they could do more.

“With the right information and support at their fingertips they should feel encouraged and supported to explore new techniques so they can stay ahead of the curve.”