viaPeople, Inc. Publishes Guide for Performance-Driven Development Goal Setting

Plainsboro, NJ — March 28, 2011 – viaPeople, Inc. a leading provider of Performance and Talent Management Software and Consulting Services announces the release of “Making it Happen!” A Guide to Performance-Driven Development Goal Setting. This new leadership tool is immediately available for free download.

viaPeople has collaborated with Steve Terrell Ed.D. of Aspire Consulting to publish a guide which provides both manager and employee with real world tools to help set and execute development goals. viaPeople, Inc. and Aspire Consulting have used their combined research and experience to develop an easy-to-use development planning framework for improving employee performance and ensuring success.

“When a manager and employee complete the performance evaluation process, it is the perfect time to look ahead to the future.” says Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. of viaPeople. “The process and tools contained in our guide provide clear direction on how to build upon employee strengths and improve developmental areas through development planning,” says Caruso.

The guide presents a development planning framework that outlines the roles and responsibilities for both managers and employees. Using the step-by-step approach, managers will increase their confidence and improve their skills in:
• Coaching employees to create and executive development goals and action plans,
• Setting SMART performance goals and development goals, and
• Enhancing employees’ skills and competencies through targeted development activities.

The Making it Happen! guide is immediately available for free download at The download will include the manager guide, as well as a bonus employee version of guide. Managers should share the employee version with their teams to support and facilitate productive and collaborative development planning discussions.

About viaPeople, Inc.:
viaPeople, Inc. is a performance and talent management software and consulting services company. By combining the science of Industrial Organizational Psychology and an advanced, fully integrated technology platform, viaPeople, Inc. offers the time savings and cost efficiency of online implementation, the flexibility to customize to a client’s specific needs, and the domain knowledge to help clients measure and improve their investment in human capital. Visit viaPeople, Inc. at

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