The University of Gloucestershire has selected the Performance For All 'Academic Workload Planning and Management solution', WAMS.
WAMS replaces Gloucestershire's well established in-house system and will manage 100% of each academic's teaching, research, management, administration and staff development.
Carol Kear, the Performance and Cost Effectiveness Manager, is excited by the benefits that WAMS will bring to the University. She said:
'Performance For All stand out because:-
WAMS provides a modelling platform for the transparent planning and ongoing monitoring and management of balanced Academic Workload delivery in line with agreed frameworks, policies and statutory reporting requirements.
Designed with sector experts, WAMS is the only solution that integrates seamlessly with HR, appraisal, student and research systems. It supports import from existing spreadsheets and other models.
The unique rules based workload calculation engine allows standardised tariffs to be infinitely varied to meet faculty, department and module needs within a controlled measurable framework.
WAMS engages staff with the planning and completion process through email updates and alerts supported by an online tool. The completion rate report shows progress status across the organisation clearly identifying areas that require assistance.
Key WAMS factors:
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Leeds Beckett University has worked with Performance For All to successfully roll out online appraisal to 3,000 staff. The system has been well received as an enhancement to their established annual appraisal scheme and staff members have welcomed the friendly style.
Sarah Gray, the Associate HRD has confirmed that early indications suggest the quality of objective setting and development planning has improved and the system is enabling colleagues to focus on better quality conversations.
“The team have worked closely with us through the system development and implementation and we have found them to be highly responsive to organisational context and requirements; it has been a successful partnership”
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