About Actus – The Company

Actus the company was founded as Advance Change Ltd in 2009 by Lucinda Carney, a respected Business Psychologist. With a senior corporate background in Learning and Organisational Development she understood first-hand the challenges of making Performance Management meaningful, especially when working with clunky HR or paper-based performance appraisal systems. Actus Software emerged from this experience  and quickly became a respected brand in the Performance and Talent Management market place. The software became so popular that the decision was made in 2014 to trade under the name of Actus.

Since its inception, Actus has been one of the pioneers of Performance Management technology in the UK and has won several business and technology sector awards recognising its achievements.  The ultimate goal has always been to harness technology and introduce behaviour changes to help overcome people and performance challenges and drive performance improvement and engagement.

Lucinda’s passion and experience have driven the creation of an easy to use, intuitive Performance Management  system supported by value add consultancy and training. The idea is to make it easier for busy HR teams to spend less time administering paper and spreadsheets and more time adding value in their organisations. This is done by automating the administration and providing highly visual, real time management reporting.

The team at Actus are experts in demonstrating how a Performance Appraisal System should align with organisational strategy to deliver sustainable results. We have subject matter experts on Culture Transformation, Performance Management and Engagement to help create a strong business case or convince the board of the strategic value of improved Performance Management.

The Management Team have worked tirelessly to build a team of HR and L&D professionals and a dedicated customer support team to maintain our core ethos of collaboration, partnership and delivering best value.

We have a loyal customer base of people-centric organisations, across all sectors, ranging from 20 to 10, 000 employees, who are using our technology and expertise to drive their people engagement, performance improvement, productivity, and cost efficiency programmes.

As awareness of the benefits of ongoing Performance Management grows we are expanding our products and services to accommodate the challenges that creating the workforce of the future brings.

Did you know?

A personal data breach could result in a business being fined up to £500,000, by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act.

58% of organisations continue to use spreadsheets as their primary way to track performance metrics.

 Replacement of an appraisal system with one perceived as more acceptable increases the level of trust for those in management responsible for the change.

James H. Davis University of Notre Dame

Only 8% of companies believe their performance management process is highly effective in driving business value, while 58% say it’s not an effective use of time.


Addressing performance in the moment can inspire and engage.

A static process of setting goals and reviewing them only once a year doesn’t work for today’s agile workforce.

Only 55% of employees feel as though performance management appraisals are effective for employees to develop themselves and their abilities at work.

Performance management isn’t bound by technology. It’s a behavioural attribute that puts the employee at the centre of his or her growth that the right technology can help deliver.

       60% of non-HR business leaders say that HR technology adds real value to the business.

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The Actus™ Performance and Talent Management solution is specifically designed to support year round performance management and organisational development.