An important part of the PDP&R process is the conversation between reviewer and reviewee. The annual review provides an opportunity to build on the regular conversations that you have with your team throughout the year.
This page provides you with support and guidance on how to prepare for and conduct your review.
Development Review Cycle:
The development review process can be shown in the form of a Development Review Cycle which provides a guide for the conversations you should be having with your staff.
The Meaningful Conversation:
Listed below are some ideal conditions for effective conversations:
Having regular conversations with your staff, ensuring you are equipped with the relevant skills, being prepared for review and guiding your staff on how to prepare for your review, can help you to achieve these conditions.
Further specific factors for constructive reviews include:
(CIPD. 2017. Performance Appraisal | Factsheets | CIPD. [ONLINE])
The dedicated KSF - Home website includes two short videos provided for you below, one for staff on what to expect and how to prepare for annual review meeting and one for reviewers on how to prepare for and conduct a review meeting. In addition to the videos the website offers a wide range of resources that will support you and your reviewee during your conversation.
PDPR Reviewer Video
PDPR Reviewee Video
Remember the review is one of the most important discussions you will have with your staff all year, so:
Instructor Led Course:
Developing Your Staff - Meaningful Reviews
Supporting the development of your staff is an essential part of your role. It ensures that your team members develop their competence and confidence in order to provide the best possible service. This module explores underpinning values and tools and techniques to support continuing development.
To view module details and book a place please click here (Here).
Some useful guidance and resources:
You will find a variety of courses to help develop your skills within the Learning, Education and Training Catalogue
Please visit the Staff Bursary Scheme page for support on what to do if your staff are interested in submitting a bursary application for funding an external course.