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Goal management

What is goal management?

Goal management is more than just assigning objectives and reviewing employee performance. The true purpose of having management goals is to use and develop your employees' talent, skills and experience while helping your organization meet its overall goals.

The benefits of goal management

In Strategic HR and Talent Management: Predictions for 2012, Bersin & Associates found when an organization's leaders and managers regularly revisit company goals, their organization dramatically outperforms those that create annual cascading-goal programs.

Linking employee performance goals to the organization's overall strategy, not just to managerial success, is also integral to effective goal management. Without strong goal alignment, employees can achieve their individual goals without necessarily contributing to success of the organization as a whole.

Goal management requires a regular continuous dialogue between managers and employees that includes: feedback, coaching and development and a review of priorities. This ongoing dialogue helps ensure individual and organizational performance stay on track, and allows everyone to adjust their goals as needed to keep pace with evolving business and market requirements.

Keys to success

Goal management starts with writing goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) and aligned to organizational goals. To help you get started, we've collected templates, forms and how-tos that take you step-by-step through the goal-setting process. There are also white papers and webinars that explore how to use goal alignment to drive business results.





Having a strong goal management strategy can help you align individual goals to organizational imperatives, improve performance and engagement while boosting business results.


Check out our resources below for free templates, samples, forms and best-practice tips to help you create and refine employee goals.


Halogen's cloud-based software, services and content can help increase employee connection and engagement, and transform performance management into an ongoing and collaborative process. Keep your business on track by providing managers the necessary goal-setting techniques and tools to ensure their teams have clear, measurable goals that connect their work to the needs of the business.

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