2018 Performance Cycle

Posted on June 18, 2018

The purpose of this communication is to remind you that performance agreements for 2018 should already have been concluded,stress the importance of mid-year performance reviews, and provide you with an update on the Performance Management Roadshows taking place.

Performance agreements for 2018

Performance contracting provides an opportunity at the beginning of the year to:

  • plan work and set clear goals which are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound);
  • ensure shared commitment to a vision, future direction and goals;
  • engage in conversation about what we expect from each other in terms of work output, support, tools, resources, etc; and
  • discuss development plans.

Thank you to the 54% of employees who have already completed their performance agreements for 2018. Please be reminded to finalise your agreement on PeopleSoft as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.

Mid-year performance reviews

The purpose of the mid-year performance review is to:

  • reflect on and discuss progress made towards the performance agreement and to assess whether participants are on track to meet the objectives by year-end;
  • identify and resolve problems or concerns;
  • review progress with regard to a personal development plan (PDP); and
  • encourage open and constructive dialogue and exchange of views on progress and development.

The due date for mid-year reviews is 31 July 2018.

Performance Management Roadshows and intranet resources

Roadshows to create awareness of performance management are taking place per faculty and department. We welcome your attendance.

Information and resources related to performance management, including how to capture your performance agreement and mid-year review, can be found on the HR intranet site:


Please do not hesitate to contact your HR business partner should you have any queries.

- Author Department of Human Resources

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