December 17th, 2019
The University announced reforms to PDPR and the launch of the new Appraisal and Development Conversations (ADC) in July 2019, with the main changes associated with ADC summarised below:
Between July and December, the HR team held briefing sessions across our UK campuses with more than 800 colleagues taking part. The sessions explained the rationale behind the move from PDPR to ADC, introduced the balanced framework templates and outlined the main elements of the appraisal conversations – as well as explaining the next steps within the cycle.
What happens next?
Support, guidance and training
To help people get their heads around ADC, the HR team have created a number of resources on the HR webpages; including ADC forms, ADC guidelines and ADC videos – as well as links to additional resources and learning materials.
In addition, a rolling training programme has been planned to run between January and March 2020.
Book your place on either the appraisee or the appraiser training courses (please note: there is no requirement for colleagues attending the appraiser training to also attend the appraisee training).
All appraisers should attend an appraiser training session and in most cases, this should take place prior to the annual ADCs taking place from April 2020.
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