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West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610.436.2800
Fax: 610.436.3464


Summer is the perfect Time for Vacations...and Performance Reviews


Employees often use the summer as a time for vacations/staycations to recognize their own hard work and recharge their batteries. The summer also is a time when managers, chairs, and supervisors can recognize and help (re)charge their employees.  The performance review process helps facilitate those recognition discussions and document employees’ performance so employees understand and appreciate how their performance, whether positive or negative, impacts the department and customers. 

Research confirms that the performance review process and dialogue can have a profound effect on levels of employee motivation and satisfaction (for better as well as for worse) and employees even prefer negative recognition to no recognition at all.  The message to employees that individual and team performance and development matters is reported to have a positive influence on individuals’ sense of worth, commitment, and belonging.  This impacts employee engagement, productivity, results, and retention.

For 2013-14, all completed WCU manager and staff evaluations are due to HR by September 10, 2014.  Completed documents (evaluations, job descriptions and standards) should be scanned and e-mailed to dnorris@wcupa.edu (preferred) or sent via campus mail to HR, 201 Carter Drive, Suite 100. All evaluations and supporting documents will be included in employees’ electronic personnel files.

CLICK  for blank forms, samples, and other published performance management resources, including “Tips for Conducting a Performance Evaluation.” 
CLICK to gain 24/7 access to up to six virtual learning programs that will help you get the most out of the performance management process for you and your employees (replay of popular Performance Management Bootcamp offered Spring 2014.)
CLICK for quick access to “10 Tips for Effective Performance Reviews.”
CLICK for strategies to best communicate employees' strengths and challenges, ways to improve performance and develop talent; or with any questions about the process.

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