Human Resources

Annual review conversations

Annual reviews are an important reflection point for all staff. They provide the time and space to have a good quality, meaningful conversation.



Preparing for your annual review

This allows you to reflect and share in a meaningful way, your experiences from the past year relating to your work, achievements and development

Preparing as a line manager/reviewer

Information to help you prepare and hold the annual review with your member of staff.

How to have a quality annual review conversation

The focus in annual review is about having an honest two way conversation. The resources and 5 steps to take will help you have a positive performance and development discussion.

After your annual review conversation

Information on how to record an annual review in People and Money as a member of staff or line manager.

Support and resources from colleges and departments

Additional guidance and support from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, College of Science and Engineering and Information Services Group staff.

Situations when an annual review may not take place

Information for staff working less than 0.2 FTE and other circumstances that may impact the annual review process

Suggested Form for Annual Review

We recommend this model template for recording Annual Reviews:

Schools and Departments have flexibility around which forms they use.  So start by checking with your manager which form is used in your team.