Sydney, NSW (PRESS RELEASE – April 27, 2009) – PeopleStreme today released RapidEcho, an online tool aimed at rapid employee development of on-the-job performance. Human resources professionals are constantly looking for ways to help employees accelerate their development. RapidEcho provides an evidence based method for employees to seek feedback, understand their strengths and identify areas for personal improvement.
Fast lane improvement and development
Human resources professionals are constantly looking for ways to help employees accelerate their development. This tool provides an evidence based method for employees to seek feedback, understand their strengths and identify areas for improvement. Lyle Potgieter, Chief Executive Officer of PeopleStreme commented, “Individuals want to get instant feedback on core skills, such as, ‘What did you think of my presentation?’ Everyone wants immediate feedback, they want to improve fast and prove their capabilities. They don’t want to wait for months to get feedback from their manager”. RapidEcho gives employees a way to get instant, reliable feedback from colleagues, peers, managers, customers or anyone else who can provide feedback about on-the-job performance. The feedback is anonymous, helping to improve accuracy and reliability. Potgieter suggests “Once they have feedback, they can identify learning and capability gaps, driving their careers on a fast lane and improving at a rate not possible before.”
On the job development
Many organisations advocate a 70:20:10 policy of employee development, 70% on-the-job, 20% coaching/mentoring learning and 10% formal training. RapidEcho provides a fast feedback mechanism to assess and help drive the 70% of on-the-job development of skills and capabilities. It allows employees to assess real progress on fundamental on-the-job skills. For example, presentation skills, communication skills, meeting skills and many other skills fundamental to on-the-job performance. Dale Smalley, Chief Technology Officer for PeopleStreme added “With RapidEcho, we enable and enhance 90% of employee development.”
External feedback drives business results
RapidEcho also enables employees to obtain valuable external feedback, which simultaneously drives employee development and improves business outcomes.
For example, a sales manager may be mentoring a sales representative. They both agree the sales representative could benefit from impartial feedback from multiple parties within the clients organization. After a client pitch, the sales person uses RapidEcho to request client feedback about several areas of the presentation, such as:
1. Please rate the content of our presentation and provide comments for improvement
2. Please rate the way we explained our solution and provide any feedback on gaps you see in the solution
3. Compared to our competitors presentations, please rate my presentation style and how much it appealed to you
The employee and sales manager can now obtain less ambiguous, anonymous feedback from the client’s evaluation panel, which can quickly and significantly improve the presentation and offering for the next pitch.
Individuals can subscribe to RapidEcho for personal use at wwww.rapidecho.com and employers can also purchase corporate licenses for their workforce.
PeopleStreme is a global leader in innovation for online Human Capital Management systems. For information about Peoplestreme, please visit www.peoplestreme.com.