Rhythm Blog | KPIs & Dashboards

by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

Intelligent Work – How Mid-Market CEOs Execute for Success

Alan Gehringer Wed, Feb 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Most Companies Fail Due to Poor Execution 

As a fan of Blue Ocean strategy, you already know how important it is to have the right strategy. But, a great strategy executed poorly produces lackluster results and missed targets. Unfortunately, most companies and top executives focus their efforts on developing a strong strategy but spend very little time converting those strategies into “execution ready” plans that clearly define the actual work team members need to do to bring the strategy to fruition.

 

Does Your KPI Dashboard Measure What Matters?

Ted Skinner Tue, Feb 5, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

I have to admit that I am a data geek. I do know that I have a unique personality type and most people aren’t interested in digging deep into the numbers and want to jump off a bridge anytime that you mention a pivot table. The great thing is that you don’t need to be a nerd in order to increase your team and company performance with KPI dashboards. In fact, you’ll get better performance if you adjust your thinking to answering the question: What is driving the numbers? Instead of putting all of your energy on what the numbers are, start to focus on the story behind the numbers. This is where you will get true insight and help transform your weekly meetings into the most productive time of your week.

27 Recruiting KPI Examples for the Staffing Industry in 2019

Ted Skinner Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

At Rhythm Systems, we work with clients to ensure they are measuring the metrics that matter to allow them to achieve their dreams and goals. Our strategy execution software allows you to create KPI dashboards to ensure team accountability, alignment, and execution-ready quarterly plans. The staffing industry KPIs for recruiting that we have compiled below represent many of the metrics that can be measured. However, make sure that you pick the top recruiting KPIs that work for you and your team.

Digital Marketing KPI Examples

Alicia Croke Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, our digital marketing team sat down and talked about our annual plan. Marketing departments have many campaigns they focus on throughout the year, so we broke our campaigns down over four quarters. We track our marketing campaign performance over four main drivers: emails, website design, social media, and SEO. We break those down into team KPIs and then even further down into individual KPIs for team members.

I thought I would share just a few digital marketing KPI examples from our session. In addition to using to our own free comprehensive KPI guide for help, we did source some of our KPIs from Hubspot and Impact Branding. The two areas I will focus on are email performance and Social Media.

How to Create KPIs That Drive Your Company's Success

Ted Skinner Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

The body has four main vital signs that doctors use all around the world to determine the condition of a patient. The four vital signs are body temperature, pulse rate, respiration (breathing) rate and blood pressure. These are measurements of the basic functions that keep you alive. They need to be functioning properly in order for anything else to work, including your brain! These metrics are just four of the hundreds of potential measurements that a doctor could use to assess the health of a patient. However, the four vital signs are the most important elements of a patient’s current state of health. Once the vital signs are stable, the doctor can begin to diagnose the long-term treatment of the patient, but they don’t do that until they know the vital signs have stabilized.   

25 KPI Examples For Manufacturing Companies (Updated for 2019)

Jessica Wishart Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Because Rhythm strategy execution software acts as a framework for pulling together into one single system many improvement initiatives and management tools that are popular among manufacturing companies, many of our most successful clients come from this industry. One area that our clients come to us for help with is determining the right manufacturing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).  Some production managers are not sure where to start, and many are measuring so many things that their metrics are just noise, not driving action or change.

Download our free KPI Guide to help you drive results with KPIs.

Manufacturing KPI Examples

How to Use Job Scorecard KPIs to Drive Your Performance

Jessica Wishart Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

If you read our blog often, you know that we frequently recommend using a Job Scorecard - we find this tool is exceptionally helpful in a variety of situations. Use it for hiring, use it for clarifying expectations around roles and goals, use it for ongoing performance conversations, use it for personal career growth. The Job Scorecard truly is a versatile power tool that can increase productivity and effectiveness both for individual contributors and for team leaders. However, I’ve noticed that many of our clients get stuck filling out the Job Scorecard template. To be honest, I got stuck on it myself. The part that seems to trip us all up is the part that can maximize the return on your investment of time and energy to create the Job Scorecard - the Desired Result KPIs. 

Why Are Job Scorecard KPIs so Important?

Software Implementation: Myth vs. Reality

Tiffany Chepul Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

Bringing Rhythm into your organization can be a big change. However, it’s the first step on an exciting journey that will help you and your team build accountability, alignment and strong execution habits!

You’re not alone - many companies have been right where you are. They are experiencing stalled growth, missed numbers, people and accountability issues - the list goes on. Many of them had the same question you do: “So I decided to get started with Rhythm - what happens next?”

Below are a few common software implementation myths and how we help you avoid them:

Employee KPI Examples for 2019: How to Measure What You Want to Move (Video)

Jessica Wishart Sat, Jan 19, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

It is no secret that your people are instrumental to the success of your business. In order to have a great company, you not only have to hire the right people and get them in the right seats as Jim Collins says, you also have to work to retain and engage those people once you have them.

33 KPI Examples to Measure Productivity (Updated for 2019)

Melissa Enriquez Thu, Jan 17, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

According to a recent article I read in Harvard Business Review, "most employees want to be productive, but the organization too often gets in their way. Our research indicates that the average company loses more than 20% of its productive capacity — more than a day each week — to what we call 'organizational drag,' the structures and processes that consume valuable time and prevent people from getting things done."

The article continued to say that "people have huge amounts of discretionary energy that they could devote to their work, but many are not sufficiently inspired to do so. Virtually every employee can bring more to their job, but many don’t invest the additional ingenuity and creativity that they could. Inspired employees bring more discretionary energy to their work every day. As a result, they are 125% more productive than an employee who is merely satisfied. Stated differently, one inspired employee can produce as much as 2.25 satisfied employees."

Wow! I was stunned by this data!