Performance management is an ongoing, collaborative process between managers and employees to build relationships, set expectations and goals, give and receive feedback and discuss professional development needs and career aspirations. The performance management process at UC consists of several steps: Setting expectations and individual performance goals; giving and receiving feedback; engaging and developing employees; conducting performance appraisals; motivating, recognizing and rewarding employees; coaching for performance; and managing corrective action.

At UC, performance management is a key piece of employee engagement, both from an individual employee perspective and from a broader organizational perspective. Employees who have regular and meaningful performance management discussions with their managers are more productive and have more opportunities to do challenging work and learn new skills. To learn more about performance management and your role in the process talk to your manager, contact your local HR representative or complete the Performance Management Series eCourses.