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Performance Excellence Resources for Staff

Performance Excellence is Northwestern's annual performance management experience and is a vital part of how you perform and grow.  For an overview of your role as a staff member and the phases of Performance Excellence please visit our Overview page.

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Year-End Resources

Writing your Self-Review

It can be hard to get started on your self-review. Watch this short video for a quick process you can use to prepare for and write your self-review. 

Year-end workflow in myHR Learn

Do you get confused about Performance Excellence year-end steps?  Download this infographic and share with colleagues to clear things up!

Navigating year-end in myHR Learn 

Navigating year-end in myHR Learn
REAL conversation framework

REAL conversations for year-end

REAL conversations (Reflect, Empathize, Ask questions, Look ahead) help to build trust, increase learning, and focus forward for motivation and engagement. Prepare for REAL year-end conversations with these resources.

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Learning resources for all phases of Performance Excellence
SET GOALS
ENHANCE PERFORMANCE
REVIEW RESULTS
Purpose and SIMple goal-setting essentials Prepare to discuss development Writing your Self-Review
Purpose and SIMple goal sample library Check-in guide & template Guide to Ratings
Values and behaviors Career development plan template Tips for Receiving Feedback
 

Understanding timelines

If you have questions about area timelines or deadlines, please check with the Human Resources contact in your school or unit.  

 

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