Goals Configuration - Success Descriptors

Within performance reviews, employees may be rated on their ability to achieve goals. Oftentimes, over the review period for the goal, perceptions of success for the employee can change for both the organization and the employee. Success Descriptors enable employees to define how they deem success in relation to a goal. After an administrator defines the number of levels of success (at the OU level) as well as the labels for those success levels, users can describe what those levels mean in their own words. Administrators can also pre-configure the descriptions of those success levels to help guide the employee, who can later edit the descriptions in order to make them more personal or relevant to the goal.

To modify Goals Configuration, go to Admin > Tools > Performance Management > Goals Configuration.

In the Descriptors field, enter the number of descriptors that are available for users. This value must be between 1 and 15. After specifying the appropriate number of descriptors, click the Update button. This updates the display with the appropriate number of descriptor fields. If the number is increased, additional descriptors appear, and if the number is decreased, the descriptors at the bottom of the list are removed.

In the Title field for each Descriptor, enter a meaningful title. This should give the user a general understanding of the descriptor. This is required for each descriptor and the character limit for this field is 50.

  • If multi-language is enabled, a globe will appear next to the Title field. Click the globe to localize the title for different languages.

In the Description field, enter a detailed description for the descriptor. This should give the user a complete understanding of what the descriptor represents. This is optional and the character limit is 1000.

  • If multi-language is enabled, a globe will appear next to the Description field. Click the globe to localize the description for different languages.

You can reorder the descriptors by dragging and dropping them into the desired order.