2017-18 Performance Review Updates


July 5, 2017

Over the past few months, the Office of Human Resources has evaluated the Performance Management process and solicited input across campus. Many ideas were submitted on how to make the process more valuable and convenient, and we are pleased to announce the following improvements for the 2017-18 performance year.

Enriched Endeavor process

The Endeavor tool has been enriched for the 2017-18 performance year in a couple of ways.

Separate comment boxes

Previously, Endeavor’s comments entry fields were limited to only two: one overall comment for all goals, and another overall comment for University values.

What’s new: This year, managers and staff will be asked to enter a separate comment for each goal in addition to the summary box. However, only the goals summary box will be a required field.

Managers and staff should continue to offer feedback during the review process, and written comments are one valuable way to do that. However, the most important part of the process is the conversation that follows. While written comments may be kept brief, they should be discussed in greater detail during the performance conversation.

Automatically populated ratings

Previously, you were asked only for two ratings: one combined rating for all goals, and one combined rating for all values.

What’s new:

The overall rating will be automatically populated from the goals and values ratings. If you want to change the overall rating you will have to go to the goals and values section and manually change the ratings.

What you should do now

  • Enter goals. Beginning July 6, 2017, the Endeavor performance module will be open for all staff to enter goals and development plans.
  • Consult with your manager. Managers should advise their staff on setting goals, expected deadlines, and provide other guidance as needed.
  • Review the Performance Management web page. For more information on the Performance Management process — including guidance on how to set goals, please visit the Performance Management web page.

More information

  • If you have questions about these changes or the Performance Management process, please contact askHR at (574) 631-5900 or askHR@nd.edu.