During the annual review phase the staff member and supervisor should meet to discuss how well the staff member has met their workplan objectives. This is also an opportunity to consider work priorities, objectives and development plans for the next workplan.
If regular progress reviews take place throughout the year, the annual review should contain no surprises for either the staff member or supervisor.
The focus of the annual review meeting should be to:
- recognise achievements
- confirm what has already been discussed to date
- discuss what will be documented in the Performance and Development Review sections of the workplan (see below)
- discuss any outstanding problems
- review development activities undertaken
- consider the workplan and development priorities for the next year.
The outcomes of the Annual Performance and Development Review discussion are recorded in the appropriate sections of the workplan and should include:
- comments about how the agreed objectives were met
- comments about development and support activities undertaken
- an overall comment and rating on performance in relation to the agreed objectives set out in the workplan
- certifications and space for supervisors to make recommendations about incremental progression or performance pay where applicable.
For more information see preparing for the annual review discussion