As we come to the end of the current academic year, line managers are encouraged to hold a PDR Check-In conversation with colleagues.
As we come to the end of the current academic year, it is an appropriate time to thank colleagues for their contributions and work that has taken place over the last year.
In addition to regular catch-ups, line managers are encouraged to hold a PDR Check-In conversation to connect with colleagues at this time: to thank them for their commitment, resilience and flexibility; to discuss colleagues’ wellbeing; reflect on contributions and achievements during Covid-19; consider development and support required, including essential and compliance training; and start to look forward, towards the forthcoming academic year.
Conscious of the pressures of the past year and that some colleagues may not have been formally set goals for this year, we are recommending a lighter touch approach to PDR through the Check-In. However, departments and colleagues can opt to carry out a more comprehensive PDR if they wish to do so and documentation is provided to support with this.
To have one-to-one conversations with each of your direct reports between 23rd June and 31st August.
The PDR Check-In is designed to be a supportive and open conversation, so although the guide outlines five suggested areas for your conversation (along with some questions prompts if needed), please do flex and add to the conversation to reflect the experience and needs of your team.
An optional notetaking proforma is available should you wish to record notes.
Line managers support:
Online coaching slots with Organisational Development are available for managers to support you with preparing for and holding PDR conversations.
PDR what’s ahead:
We are currently reviewing our overall approach to PDR, taking on board the changing work context, feedback from Race Equality Charter Mark (RECM) and considering how best to make these conversations valuable to all. We will continue to update these pages and the community with any future changes.