Manager, take care of your employees!

Actualizado: 7 abr

With great power comes? Yes, great responsibility. Everyone knows this quote even without having watched the film (if you didn't, have a look at this video: Uncle Ben- With Great Power Comes Great responsiblities--HD - YouTube). We can think about leaders or managers with a certain amount of power, but as Uncle Ben said, it also entitles responsibility.


The thing is executing a leadership role is much more than just assigning tasks or approving vacations. Managers, besides all daily activities and taking care of all business-related topics, must be aware of what the hell is going on with the people they manage, right? Sounds quite obvious but is good to remember it. But let's be honest, everyone can have a different interpretation of what taking care is, after a few years of experience and academic research I came to the conclusion that taking care is being involved not only with daily operations but in the whole strategy of the performance development of direct and indirect reports.


Well, after all this intro, what I wanted to share with you is a really cool feature that managers could use to be more connected with the employees' performance and development. Mainly because is important to know how they are growing, but also to manage the learning curve and understand how you - as a manager with HR support - can provide the elements they need to complete the existing gaps.


 

Let's move this conversation to D365 Human Resources


Every Manager has been assigned to a position that has another position(s) depending on them. In this case, they will have access to what - I hope - you already know the Manager self-service module. I'm not going to dig into what this module can do, but I want to show you a glint of out-of-the-box Dynamics 365 Human Resources functionality that could help improve the way Managers handle employee performance.


Log into Dynamics 365 Human Resources > Self-service > My team

Once you get there, select this tiny box:


And then, the magic happens. As simple as that:


As you can see in the images above a Manager is able to visualize these graphics with the information about the skills of the three employees. Now, the Manager - in this case, myself - will be able to understand what are the improvement points, and mostly the strengths of my department. What I find most interesting is the fact that I can see all the information across the team, so I don´t have to open several tabs or additional programs to see what is going on. I can compare but also have a full overview of the skills of my team.


I hope you find this feature interesting and cool! Let me know your thoughts :)

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