PRP tools, guidelines and tips

Steps to ensure a positive and constructive PRP experience:

  • Employees should review the relevant guiding document (Performance review plan or Results and achievement plan [senior managers]) - before meeting with their supervisor. In particular, reflect on the discussion points that you will cover with your supervisor so you know how the conversation will flow.
  • Where relevant, employees should add their own notes and comments in the spaces provided in the document regarding outcomes of previous goals, objectives or plans.
  • The draft Plan should be shared with their supervisor prior to the meeting, along with any other supporting information (such as the Academic CV and Portfolio for academic employees).
  • Take notes during the meeting to ensure you capture the key points of your conversation and agreements.
  • Following the meeting, employees should update and finalise the Plan with these notes and their comments, then pass on to their supervisor.
  • Supervisors review, add their own comments, sign and send back to the employee to sign the final version.

After the meeting:

  • Ensure you, or the nominated person in your school/work unit, sends a copy of the completed and signed Plan to HR Services.
  • Implement actions and agreements, especially in relation to any training and development activity.
  • Regularly refer back to goals and feedback to ensure you are on track. Discuss challenges or issues as they arise during the year with your supervisor.
  • Supervisors should also regularly check in with their employees and the team and keep goals and performance expectations top of mind.
  • Acknowledge if there are changes in role, responsibilities or focus – adjust goals and expectations throughout the year if required.

Supporting you:

Your Business Partner will happily answer any questions you might have about the process, the tools or implementing your agreed actions.