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Ongoing Conversations

It is important for leaders to have frequent, candid performance conversations with their staff, using the techniques of coaching, modeling, reinforcing, and providing feedback. It is the mutual responsibility of the manager and staff member to work together to develop individual goals.

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Three-Month Introductory Period

The University has a three-month introductory period,* in which the manager and staff member may evaluate whether the employment relationship meets initial expectations. This period starts on the day of hire and concludes with the completion of the Three-Month Performance Review in Workday.

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12-Month Review

The annual review process allows a worker and manager to establish goals; evaluate goals mid-year; and respond to goals, responsibilities, and ratings at the end of the year. There are five possible ratings for the end-year annual review. View the Performance Management Toolkit to learn more. (must have WFU credentials to view)

*The introductory period may be extended for up to an additional three months, if necessary. In addition to new hires, the introductory period applies to promotions and transfers.

Wake Forest University Human Resources

P.O. Box 7424, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 |  P 336.758.4700 |  F 336.758.6127