The Performance Management Cycle, Session #1: Planning Work and Monitoring Performance

Performance management is an organized way to monitor work, track and evaluate performance to determine the level of employee goal achievement. This information helps you, the manager, make decisions about your employees, allocate organizational resources and discuss how well goals have been achieved. Performance Management is an ongoing cycle that begins as soon as an employee is hired.  When done successfully, performance management includes input and action from both the manager and the employee.

This topic is completed in two sessions. Participation is most beneficial when sessions are completed sequentially.

This session covers the first and second phase of the Performance Management Cycle, Planning for the year, and Monitoring Employee Performance. Beginning with a discussion on what performance management is and how it contributes to the success of your employees and our university as a whole managers learn about connecting the plan of work to department, divisional and university goals, and how to use the job description to create performance and development goals for your employees. The second part of this session reinforces how to have ongoing, open communication with your employees about performance, appropriate documentation of performance and how to best support your employees for optimal success.

Activities within the session provide opportunity to practice these skills and discuss best practices among the participants. 

Seats in this session are limited to managers who have direct reports.

Facilitator Information: 

This course is facilitated by RIT's Human Resources Department

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