During the year, the staff member and supervisor regularly discuss how the work of the staff member is progressing and document any changes that need to be made to the workplan. Progress reviews provide staff and supervisors with opportunities to recognise work achievements and anticipate likely priority changes or problems. Supervisors are responsible for providing staff with regular feedback about their performance, guidance and support. The number of progress reviews will differ from staff member to staff member depending on support required. The staff member and supervisor should discuss and agree on the number of meetings at the beginning of the year/cycle.
The purpose of progress reviews during the year is to:
- record progress to date
- recognise achievements and successes
- discuss and agree on any priority changes
- confirm whether the staff member’s performance meets the expectations detailed in the workplan
- identify and record any performance issues that need to be addressed and incorporated into the workplan
- discuss how to address any problems/difficulties (dealing with these early prevents more serious problems developing)
- discuss and assess any development activities undertaken
- record any additional development needs and opportunities that have emerged
- adjust the workplan if required (amending objectives and/or performance criteria).