NinerTalent STAKES - Performance

Performance management is a process that promotes conversation between supervisors and employees, as well as a tool to develop individual capacity and skill.  This process provides an important opportunity for a manager and employee to: 1) recognize accomplishments and/or identify developmental needs; 2) promote greater understanding of current and/or future goals (University, departmental, work unit), as well as, their specific role in facilitating achievement of these objectives; and 3) discuss skills development/enhancement opportunities to encourage continuous learning and to enable career growth.

Our program NinerTalent STAKES - Succeeding through Teamwork, Active Feedback, Knowledge transfer, Engagement, and Support – was developed to effectively implement the SHRA Performance Appraisal Policy, which was revised in April 2016.  The program provides tools and resources to help both supervisors and employees set meaningful performance goals and promote more ongoing, two-way communication regarding these goals.  It also includes policy standards for evaluating performance so that ratings are applied fairly and consistently across organizational units.  In implementing this program, we hope to foster an organizational environment that has a positive effect on the performance, development, and retention of our employees as well as bring about individual, unit, and University success.

The new performance cycle will be from April 1 - March 31 of the following year.  (Beginning in 2017.)

Please view the informational video below - "Four Key Changes You Should Know in Performance Management in 2017-2018" - to get a brief overview of some key changes you will notice in the new policy.

Click on the document below for a quick look at the 4 key changes in the performance managment in 2017-2018.

Electronic Performance Evaluations

All SHRA performance evaluations are to be submitted electronically through the NinerTalent system. User guides and other training materials, as pertains to the electronic submission of performance evaluations, are available below and on the NinerTalent page. Process participants - who serve as a manager and/or reviewer of an SHRA employee will need to become familiar with their respective role(s) in the electronic evaluation process.

The current performance cycle (2016-2017) ends Tuesday, February 28th. Ratings and comments must be submitted through NinerTalent no later than Friday, April 28th.

For more information on the 2016-2017 performance cycle please click here.

Additional Resources: 

NinerTalent Performance Module - User Guides

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