Performance Management

Performance Management is completed online in Talent@GW - Performance. All areas of the university are now on the same performance management cycle for staff, which runs from July 1 - June 30.

Two streamlined check-ins between you and your manager happen each performance cycle. At the final check-in at the end of the performance cycle, you will receive an overall rating and comments on your performance. You can read more about these check-ins below.


Managing Your Performance

Managing your performance is a continuous process, and you should communicate openly and often with your manager to discuss performance throughout the year. Touch base with your manager to clarify their expectations, get their feedback on your progress, seek mentoring on development, and ask questions to help you achieve your goals.

You will have two check-ins with your manager where you'll document your progress and get input:

  1. A midpoint check-in to discuss progress and get feedback
  2. A final check-in that includes a performance rating for the year

Check-in discussions encourage ongoing communication between you and your manager about performance and development and provide you with a way to clarify what is expected of you. They also give your manager an opportunity to provide coaching and recognize your contributions.

Talent@GW - Performance will automatically prompt employees and managers to complete the steps below.

Check-ins 

NOTE: In order to complete the midpoint check-in, you must have already established goals in Talent@GW - Performance and your manager must have approved them.

Midpoint check-in

1. You will be prompted to update your goal progress in Talent@GW - Performance

2. Your manager will provide feedback on your goal progress and answer two questions about your performance:

  1. What is the employee doing well that they should continue to do?
  2. What can the employee change or start doing that would make them more effective?

3. You and your manager will meet to discuss your review and sign off on the check-in.

Final check-in and goal setting

Final check-in

1. You will be prompted to update your goal progress in Talent@GW - Performance.

2. Your manager will provide feedback on your goal progress and answer two questions about your performance:

  1. What is the employee doing well that they should continue to do?
  2. What can the employee change or start doing that would make them more effective?

3. Your manager will provide a performance rating for your work over the course of the performance year.

4. The check-in will be submitted to your manager’s manager, known as your “Next Level Approver.” The Next Level Approver ensures accurate and consistent assessment of employee performance for their area of responsibility.

5. You and your manager will meet to discuss your check-in and rating, and will sign off on the final check-in.

Set goals

1. Work with your manager to set goals in Talent@GW based on your department and school/division’s priorities.

2. Once you submit goals in Talent@GW, your manager will be prompted to approve them.

3. Goals can be edited, added, and/or cancelled at any point in Talent@GW. Any change will prompt manager approval.


Resources for completing the midpoint check-in

Midpoint check-in 2019 timeline

2019 Midpoint Check-In Steps Schedule
Staff assigned goal review in Talent@GW January 18, 2019
Staff goal review is due January 30, 2019
Manager check-in is due February 13, 2019
Manager and employee meet to discuss check-in and sign off February 13 - 28, 2019

Step-by-step guides

Manager Training

Workplace Learning & Development offers additional group training sessions during key performance cycle periods to support managers as they provide coaching and feedback for employees. Group sessions have been completed for the midpoint review. Managers who would like support on coaching, feedback, and the Talent@GW system can attend in-person office hours for one-on-one support or contact [email protected].

Office Hours

In-person, drop-in sessions open to all for help with performance management in Talent@GW.

Date Campus Location Time
Thursday, March 7, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 310 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who to contact with questions

Please contact the HR representative for your division or school with any questions related to the Performance Management process or the Introductory Employment Period (IEP). Your HR representative can provide guidance, help you resolve issues, and collect any paperwork related to the IEP. 

 

 

In-person, drop-in sessions open to all for help with performance management in Talent@GW