New materials for Personal Development Reviews (PDR)

The Personnel Committee has undertaken a thorough review of the principles underpinning all the University’s PDR and similar schemes and has now approved a new set of principles to apply to all staff groups.

The new principles consist of:

  • A general overarching statement of the broad principles which apply to all PDR and similar schemes, emphasising the entitlement of all staff to a regular conversation in which they can, as appropriate to their staff group, grade and work environment, reflect on their successes, ask for and hear constructive feedback, agree appropriate personal and work related goals and any development needs associated with them, and discuss their career aspirations.
  • A more detailed statement of principles for PDR for professional and support staff.
  • A set of guidelines for career conversations with academic staff.

The full details can be found on the promoting good conversations at work page via People and Organisational Development (POD) website.

A set of principles for research staff will be developed by the Research Staff Steering Committee in the context of the new Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

New materials to support PDR and similar schemes are available on the People and Organisational Development website.