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Performance Excellence Resources for Supervisors

Performance Excellence is Northwestern's annual performance management experience and is a vital part of how you perform and grow. For an overview of your role as a supervisor and the phases of Performance Excellence please visit our Overview page.

 Explore the resources and related learning tools below to help you get started.

Year-end Resources

Tips for Review and Ratings

Take two minutes to refresh your approach to year-end review and rating. For additional year-end support:

REAL Conversation infographic

REAL conversations

REAL conversations (Reflect, Empathize, Ask questions, Look ahead) help build trust, increase learning, and focus forward for motivation and engagement. Use the year-end performance conversation as a place to increase your skills, creating REAL conversations with team members.

Overview of year-end workflow in myHR Learn

For an overview of year-end steps, download this infographic for reference.

Navigating year-end in my HR Learn: workflow infographic

Navigating myHR Learn for year-end

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Understanding timelines

If you have questions about area timelines or deadlines, please check with the Human Resources contact in your school or unit.  

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