One of the most important tasks of management is continuous communication with staff members concerning the goals of the organisation and the clarification of how every staff member can contribute to achieving these. For this reason it is the policy of Stockholm University to hold an annual personal development discussion with each member of staff.

The performance review is conducted in order to develop both the employee and the organisation, and is a part of systematic work environment management. The performance review is a planned, structured, and recurring meeting for the manager and employee to set mutual expectations about the aims and objectives of the organisation and give each other feedback on the past year.

A well-conducted performance review will make the salary review meeting easier for both the manager and the employee. It is recommended to leave salary issues out of the performance review and discuss them at the salary review meeting.

Manual and guides how to conduct performance reviews

The Human Resources Office at Stockholm University can provide advice and support regarding performance reviews.