Keeping track of staff performance

Keeping track of staff performance

When things are cranking and you’re running production, three shifts x seven days a week, and you’ve got a huge number of new heads on your team, you need to know: can they perform under pressure?

In the future, you’ll want to keep some of these staff based on their outstanding performance. But others will be with you just for the season

How can you tell who are the stars and who are the problem children? 

You need a way of assessing performance.

Yes, you need to get your team mix right for the best operational efficiency going forward.  But with volume spiking, it’s pretty hard to keep on top of who’s doing what and when. Particularly when your supervisors are working the day shift and can’t be there to watch every employee every hour of the day.

It’s time to turn to technology.

Imagine if you had a system that was capable of observing every action by every person both in terms of hourly cycle rates and fail rates by batch and product code.

You’d be able to see their daily performance and have the data and insight you need to make long-term structural changes to your teams.

It’s not just a pipe dream. It’s reality. It’s what we do at ZenSmart. 

If this sounds like a good idea to you, follow me for more tips. Then, when things are less manic, let’s have a conversation. 

Proper systems let your managers do their jobs even better – because managers can’t be there to watch every employee’s performance 24 hours a day. But systems can.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the CEO of ZenSmart, a leading workflow automation platform that streamlines manufacturing in On Demand plants across the world.


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