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Performance Planning & Review

Regular feedback combined with the annual performance review and feedback helps to keep employees engaged in the work that they perform. Development plans and performance reviews focus on coaching and developing employees, helping them to reach their full potential.

This guide assists leaders and staff in identifying the performance planning process at Ryerson: ensuring that employees know what is expected of them, how they are performing and what can be done to strengthen performance.

This document contains templates to help guide your performance planning. Templates include a development plan checklist, sample performance log, end of year preparation checklist and more.

MAC employees use this form to track development planning and performance reviews.

OPSEU employees use this form to track development planning and performance reviews.

To realize the university's mission, we all must strive to continually improve individual, team and university performance.

The four primary objectives of performance management include: increased communication, improved performance, employee development and human resource management.

Increased communication

  • Improving communication between leaders and staff
  • Clarifying job responsibilities and standards
  • Giving staff feedback on their performance

Improved performance

  • Establishing challenging yet achievable performance goals in support of organizational objectives
  • Encouraging individuals and work teams to strive for continuous improvement and quality
  • Identifying and eliminating obstacles to performance

Employee development

  • Focusing upon and addressing staff growth and career development
  • Recognizing individual performance
  • Optimizing staff skills, abilities and knowledge for mutual benefit

Human resources management

  • Planning for development, resources and other issues

How we can help

For guidance and support in performance planning for your team contact Dianne Norman, director, organization and employee effectiveness, at or 416-979-5000, ext. 2622.