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Performance Excellence Resources for Staff

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 staff member and the phases of Performance Excellence please visit our Overview page.

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Year-End Resources

Writing your Self-Review

It can be hard to get started on your self-review. Watch this short video for a quick process you can use to prepare for and write your self-review. 

Year-end workflow in myHR Learn

Do you get confused about Performance Excellence year-end steps?  Download this infographic and share with colleagues to clear things up!

Navigating year-end in myHR Learn 

Navigating year-end in myHR Learn
REAL conversation framework

REAL conversations for year-end

REAL conversations (Reflect, Empathize, Ask questions, Look ahead) help to build trust, increase learning, and focus forward for motivation and engagement. Prepare for REAL year-end conversations with these resources.

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Learning resources for all phases of Performance Excellence
Purpose and SIMple goal-setting essentials Career Conversation 1 Guide and Planner (Set Goals) Writing your Self-Review
Purpose and SIMple goal sample library Career Conversation 2 Guide and Planner (Discuss Progress) Guide to Ratings
Values and behaviors Performance Check-in guide & Template Tips for Receiving Feedback

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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