June 26, 2024

HR Revamps Performance Review Process, Emphasizes Forward-Looking Collaborative Approach

The Office of Human Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of a revamped performance review process for staff in Workday, replacing the outdated PDF-based system.

HR’s new approach to performance reviews aims not only to simplify the evaluation process, but also to enhance its effectiveness in driving individual growth and organizational success.

“Whether you have questions about document uploads, understanding the rating scale, or need general assistance with the platform, our HR team will be available to help,” Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Institutional Helen Howell said. “Your active involvement in this process is vital to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and mutual support within our organization.”

Workday Logo Workday LogoWhy Performance Reviews Matter

Performance reviews are crucial for several reasons:

  • Feedback and Improvement: They provide a structured opportunity for supervisors and employees to discuss strengths, areas for improvement, and career development goals.
  • Alignment with Goals: Reviews align individual achievements with organizational objectives, ensuring everyone is working towards shared goals.
  • Recognition and Motivation: Recognizing achievements boosts morale and motivates employees to continue excelling in their roles.
  • Professional Development: They help identify training needs and opportunities for skill enhancement, fostering continuous learning.

Key Features of the Performance Review Process

Transition to Workday: We are transitioning from traditional PDF-based reviews to a more integrated process within Workday. This upgrade allows for seamless document uploads, enriching evaluations with comprehensive insights.

Performance Review Schedule: Please take note of the following deadlines for evaluations:

  • LCCSSA and Teamster (Support Staff): Due annually by February 15.
  • Exempt and OEE (Exempt Staff): Due annually by July 31.

Tips and Tricks: For detailed guidance on navigating the new process effectively, refer to the Lewis & Clark Performance Process Tip Sheet.

Rating Scale and Categories: Detailed categories such as performance (work quality, planning and organizing, flexibility and adaptability), Lewis & Clark values (culture and service), and interpersonal skills (collaborative, inclusive, supervision where applicable) are outlined in Workday and the Performance Review Rating Scale overview.

Support Sessions

To ensure a smooth transition, Human Resources will be hosting drop-in Zoom assistance sessions on the following dates:

These sessions are designed to provide immediate support and guidance to supervisors and staff navigating the new performance review process in Workday.

“Thank you for your dedication to excellence in performance evaluation and management,” Howell said. “Together, let’s ensure a successful transition to this new system and continue to strive for individual and organizational growth.”