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Department Goals

Department Goals are goals and objectives to be achieved by specific departments. Department Goals can be entered linked to company goals (strategic goals). Department Goals can be entered by Department Leaders, HR Managers, Directors and Administrators.

Department Goals


In order to add a department goal, go to the Goals tab in the Department Goals section and click Add New Department Goal.

Enter the following details:

Title – the Short title of the goal

Description – Short description of the goal

Validity Period – Choose the period for which the goal belongs too. You can add validity periods in Settings – HRMS Settings – Validity Periods

Start Date – The date when the goal implementation should start

End Date – The date when the goal implementation should end

Department – Choose a department for which a department goal is being added

Company Goal – If the department goal is a part of the Company Goal (strategic goal), choose the Company Goal from the Company Goal dropdown, or leave this field blank

Action Steps – Describe all action steps that need to be taken by an employee in order to achieve the goal

Measurement Unit – Indicate the measurement units of the goal (dollars, days)

Status – Indicate the current status of the goal

Score Calculation – Choose Minimize, if the intent of the goal is to minimize the figures (for example to reduce costs). Choose Maximize, if the intent of the goal is to maximize figures (for example, to increase the revenues).

Assignees – Choose employees for whom goal needs to be assigned from the list of employees checkbox.

Department Goals


Chosen employees will appear in an assignees table. Provide details about goals weight, target, and actual figures. Actual figures may be left blank if they are not available, and they can be edited by an employee, in Employee View.

Notes – Additional notes about the goal.

Once all details of the goal are entered, click Save & Close or Save & New.

Score and Final Calculation

Based on targets and actual, performance scores are calculated while adding goals. If actual figures are not available, the performance score will not be calculated. However, employees can write up actual figures themselves later. When actual figures are entered by an employee, system automatically calculates the performance score (final score) and it can be used while conducting performance appraisals.

The formulae for calculating the score are following:





The formula to obtain the final score is: SCORE x WEIGHT/100.

Final scores can be used to determine bonus allocation, salary increase, and promotions.

Department Goals Action Menu

You can view the department goal summary, edit the goal, add notes to the goal, or remove the goal (administrators only) in Department Goal action menu.

Department Goals

Goal Notes

To add notes to your goal, click Notes from the Action dropdown.

Enter the following details:

Subject – The subject of the note

Description – Full description of the note

Visibility – You can control the visibility of the notes.  Selecting the Public option makes your note visible to public, whereas the Private option hides the content from the public completely.

Department Goals


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