UL Performance Development Reviews
The University of Limerick is committed to the Performance and Development Review System (PDRS) to ensure the alignment of team and individual objectives with the University's strategic priorities. The overall focus of the system is on improving performance and enhancing professional/career development.
Workshops are provided for Managers/Supervisors who are responsible for conducting 1-1 Review Meetings with direct reports. See below for a list of upcoming dates.
NEW MEMBERS OF STAFF are required to attend a Half Day Workshop (PDRS Reviewee) which will introduce you to the system as it operates in UL
PERFORMANCE REVIEW PROCESS DOCUMENT on SharePoint
Preparing for the PDR
You have at least four weeks between arranging the meeting and the date of the meeting, for preparation work.
When preparing for the PDR meeting by reading the PDR Form and writing some notes, allow time for careful consideration of the issues for each reviewee. Your academic unit/service unit may have its own forms, please check with the appropriate person.
The following points will help you to structure the meeting.
Review Last Year's Performance
last 12 months, not career history
read job description
read last years PDR
consider major projects/changes etc
note specific examples
collect facts, figures, dates etc
find things to praise
talk to their 'customers'
consider their abilities/careers aspirations
consider direction of academic unit/service unit
make a list of possible SMART objectives for discussion
prepare to explain academic unit/service unit priorities
Outline Personal Development Plan
consider their potential and career aspirations
be realistic and honest
consider opportunities within and outside department/organisation
compare their performance with your ideal
be creative (secondments, shadowing, work based projects etc.)