A GSU member reached out to staff representative Steve Torgerson with questions surrounding performance reviews, goal setting and their rates of pay.
Torgerson and the member talked about the specifics for the Company's pay for performance plan and how the member can plan ahead to ensure they could engage with the performance reviews for the year.
It is important, whether you believe in performance reviews or not, to learn how your Company conducts their performance reviews and what it is used for. If it has a baring on your wage increase then you need to ensure you understand what you need to do to get the most out of your performance reviews.
Make sure you participate in any goal setting or base line setting of expectations for the year. Always provide feedback to your Manager throughout the process, both positive feedback if you agree and more importantly negative feedback if you disagree with what is being recorded about your performance.
Waiting until your annual pay increase, as a result of your performance review, is almost too late. You must speak up during the process to make sure you are heard.
If you have any questions about your performance review process at work or the pay for performance system reach out to your GSU staff Representative. Your GSU Staff are here to advise and assist and all calls are confidential and will only act on your behalf if you instruct them to do so.