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Performance and Development Reviews for PSS staff now underway

08 Jun 2017

All PSS staff have until the end of July to complete their review

P&DR meetings are the single most important way in which the University ensures that each and every individual (or team in some areas) is able to perform to the best of their abilities and fulfil their professional aims and ambitions.

The philosophy behind the approach to P&DR is that:

  • People want to do a good job, to get satisfaction from their work, and to be appropriately recognised and rewarded in return.
  • People want to feel that they are making progress and learning new things at work.
  • People want to be managed by someone who has a genuine interest in their career and their development.

Regular, honest and open communication is the key to achieving understanding, respect and progress at work. 

More is usually achieved by (wherever possible) playing to, and developing, a person’s strengths rather than by asking them to do more of things they are less good at.

Being effective and enjoying work is often to do with how we do the job as well as what we do, so P&DR looks at our ‘soft skills’ (or ‘behaviours’) as well as the tasks we are doing and the results we are trying to achieve.


All reviewers are required to attend training events, covering the principles, the process and the new IT system and an e-learning package has been developed for reviewees to help to ensure that this is a productive two way process.

Further information

For guidance notes, FAQs and P&DR forms visit StaffNet at:

If you have any queries please contact your local HR Partner at: