Facettas is an Apple iPhone application that facilitates the process of employee performance evaluations.  Regardless of the frequency with which your organization’s policy requires performance evaluations, they are critical to the success of the business.  They are an integral part of employee satisfaction, motivation, and performance management as well as organizational and career planning.  Facettas can also be used during the interview and hiring process.  Candidates can be evaluated against the same criteria and a relative score obtained to aid the employer during the interviews.

Facettas - An iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Application

Custom facets are not downloaded from the server.  The person using the mobile device defines the custom facets.    If the facets and positions files included with the app do not meet your needs, Adapptable, LLC offers services to develop these files. Send your request for proposal to customer.service@adapptable.com.

The synch function also backs up mobile device app files to the same folder.  The app assigns each uploaded file a unique name based on the user’s name, the date, and time of the upload.  These settings are available through the Settings application on the iPhone.  The user must set up the FTP user name, password, and the filename prefix they would like to use to identify their uploaded files.

A sample of an uploaded file name is:  EvaluatorName_10-2-11_7-33-09_Custom.xml

Note that the text before the first underscore is the name entered in the “Archive Prefix” field in the Settings Screen.  The text before the second underscore is the date when the file was uploaded to the server.  The text before the third underscore is the time stamp.  The last text is the name of the file.  In this example the file contains the custom facets defined on the device.  The uploaded files are the Custom, Positions, and Employees files.  The Facets file is not up loaded since it cannot be changed on the mobile device.

HR can use this function to push standard position, facet, and employee list files to the management team.  They can also process the uploaded files to consolidate the performance evaluations from each manager.  The downloaded and uploaded (Synched) files are in extensible markup language (XML) format.  Details of the XML formats, can be found in the appendix to this manual.  If there are any questions on how to set up the file synch, please send an email to customer.support@adapptable.com

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Enterprise Features

The app supports businesses with a Human Resources department that wish to standardize the application for use by the company’s management team.  The HR department can define positions, common facets, and employee lists for use by the business specific performance facets that are relevant to their business model, performance evaluation guidelines, and employee lists.  This ensures uniformity in employee evaluations and minimizes the amount of time a supervisor, manager, or executive needs to spend defining/profiling positions an entering employee lists.  They can jump directly into the evaluator phase to get the employee performance evaluation done.

There are two functions that support enterprise integration.  In the profiler screen the app has a “Synch” button at the top left hand side while the evaluator screen has an “Email” button at the top left hand side.

Emailing Results

The “Email” button on the evaluator screen composes an email message that contains all of the employees that have been evaluated with the individual rating for each facet.  It also appends the list of profiled positions with a list of facets for each and the importance assigned to each facet.  The user can enter the recipient’s email address before sending the information.  This is useful when the evaluation process is completed and the results need to be submitted to Human Resources or the manager needs to keep a record of the results.

File Synchronization

Using the synch button, the app will search for local network domains and present a list of host-domain combinations that offer File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service.  The user then chooses the appropriate one to perform the file synch operation.  The appropriate host-domain combination to select can be communicated by the HR or IT department to the management team.

The application looks for a specific folder/path and looks for files with specific filenames to download onto the device.  The files must be located in a folder named “Facets” directly under the user’s folder in the FTP server.  The names of the files in this folder must be: Facets.xml, Positions.xml, or Employees.xml

Facettas User’s Manual PDFEnterprise_files/Facettas%20-%20User%20Manual%20%28English%29.pdf
Manual de Instrucciones PDFEnterprise_files/Facettas%20-%20User%20Manual%20%28Spanish%29.pdf
Manual de Instruções PDFEnterprise_files/Facettas%20-%20User%20Manual%20%28Portuguese%29.pdf
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