Let’s Talk: All About Performance Evaluations

Ready to start preparing for your performance discussion? Go to InsideCHI < growth < Learn & Grow < Support Employee Performance.

Fiscal year 2018 performance discussions between employees and managers are coming up this summer. We’ve put together a variety of resources to help you prepare.

It’s been a year since everyone across our ministry began using the Workday Performance Management system to set and adjust performance and career development goals and give and receive feedback from managers and peers. Employees are an integral part of building a high-performing health care organization. Workday allows us to put them at the center of our performance by, for example, making it easy to set and adjust goals that align with the Living Our Mission Measures.

From August 20 to September 17, employees will review their accomplishments, strengths and areas for growth, as well as look ahead to next year, in one-on-one performance discussions with their managers.

“A great performance discussion includes robust dialogue—an equal share of listening and talking—by both manager and employee,” said Tiffany Hibbs, interim system director, leadership development, Catholic Health Initiatives. “It’s an opportunity for the manager to summarize what the employee did well during the past year and how he or she can improve, and it gives the employee a chance to discuss with the manager how to offer support in a way that’s most effective for him or her.”

Conversation Starters
To ensure your performance evaluation is both productive and meaningful, it’s important to prepare for the conversation. We’ve placed a number of helpful resources on InsideCHI, including quick-reference guides and interactive evaluation practice tools for managers, as well as more than 20 fun, engaging videos for employees that cover all aspects of performance management.
“The performance discussion is one of the most important communication tools we have,” Tiffany said. “Each of us shares the responsibility to look in the mirror and improve our own performance—not just for ourselves, but also for the good of those we serve.”

Mark Your Calendar
From August 20 through September 17, you’ll have your fiscal year 2018 performance discussion with your manager. This time is about celebrating the gifts that each of us brings to CHI and the communities we serve. It’s also about looking for opportunities to maximize those gifts.

Here are the important year-end performance evaluation dates to keep in mind:

• By June 29—complete self evaluations if required by your division
• July 2–August 3—manager evaluation and ratings
• August 20–September 17—employee performance discussions
• September 17—system closes