Tutorial: How To Create a new field in the Performance Review Data (Site Content)
While some market leaders have already eliminated traditional rating-based performance evaluation, about 70% of companies worldwide still use this good old tool for measuring employee performance.
Most companies conduct performance reviews once or twice a year, to track progress and set new goals.
What are the other purposes of using performance evaluation forms?
Give valuable feedback about worker performance
Understand employee strengths and weaknesses
Plan employee development and training
Inform about employment decisions, such as promotions, rewards, etc.
Identify the top employees with leadership potential
The first step in setting up the performance evaluation is creating a performance review form. Inside Lanteria HR you can find a predefined, ready-to-use performance review template, which requires only tiny customization for an employee's job position.
Types of Fields
You can create customized fields to the Performance Review Data list with the following field properties:
Single line of text
Allows to add up to 255 characters
Multiple lines of text
Allows to add larger texts to the field; you can choose an option to add plain or rich text with pictures, tables, etc.
Allows to add as many choices options as you need and display it in drop-down menu, radio buttons, checkboxes.
Allows to add numbers; you can specify minimum and maximum values for this field, display in percentage; also by selecting Calculated Value you can add the formula in SP format and the system will do auto calculations for this field (this is an advanced option and possible formulas are available in SP tutorials)
Allows to determine currency
Date and Time
Allows to add Dates
Allows to connect the new field with the fields in other lists; using this option you can add a few non-lookup fields from one list
Allows to create Yes/No checkbox
SharePoint provides more options for the field's properties, however, you need to have advanced SP knowledge to use them.
Open Site Content
Open Performance Review Data list
Click List and then Site Settings
Scroll down and click Create column
Add Column name and select the field properties.
Please note that when you add the field for the first time you need to assign a short title without and space in it. After you save the column you can rename the field and create a title with up to 255 characters.
Use Case 1: Create a New section in the performance review form
When you design the Performance Review form, you can create a custom section using the newly created list. Please do the following:
Settings → Settings and Configurations → Performance → Performance Reviews → Performance Review Form Designer, click Edit
Click Design Form button for the form where you need to add a custom Section
Click Add Section and fill out the form:
Add the title of the section. Title will be visible for the employees
Select Review Data for the Section Type
Add the fields you need to be displayed in the performance review form to Review Data Fields (mandatory) and Review Data Recommended Fields (non-mandatory):
Then, complete the form and save it.
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