Cadbury Schweppes implements performance management

Cadbury Schweppes has rolled out performance and talent management software from supplier SuccessFactors. The chocolate and drinks firm wants to automate and standardise appraisal processes, and better align employee targets to corporate goals.

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Cadbury Schweppes has rolled out performance and talent management software from supplier SuccessFactors. The chocolate and drinks firm wants to automate and standardise appraisal processes, and better align employee targets to corporate goals.

SuccessFactors Performance Management and Goal Management has been rolled out to 11,000 employees across Europe, the Americas and Asia, and is being used to help set corporate goals and employee objectives.

The software includes recruiting management, goal management, succession management, 360-degree review, compensation planning, learning and development, and analytics and reporting applications.

Cadbury Schweppes said performance management was an important piece of its strategy. Julia Freeman, director people capability and process, added: “Our goals to simplify our performance management process, embed the global standards and reduce administration have been achieved.

“We can now focus on deriving more value from the talent management activities of feedback, coaching and development without having to worry about the mechanics of the process.”

Last year, Cadbury said that a huge SAP implementation in 2005 had continued to hold back its performance. Later that year, it announced it would cull 15 percent of its IT workforce after outsourcing its datacentres to HP. The company also outsources some of its transactional functions to Genpact.

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