30 Jan 2019
Changes to the PDR ratings for 2018/2019
As a result of feedback from staff and wider consultation, there has been a change to the ratings for the PDR system for 2018/2019.
The PDR now has three ratings, with a focus on what we expect of individuals. This includes their job description, objectives and behaviours. The changes are part of the University’s continuous dedication to fairness and equity in the PDR process.
The new ratings are as follows:
- Exceeds expectations - reviewee completes appropriate PDR objectives, meets the requirements of the job description and behaves in a way that is expected for that grade, job family and level of experience, and goes above and beyond in the majority of these areas.
- Meets expectations – reviewee completes appropriate PDR objectives, meets the requirements of the job description and behaves in a way that is expected for that grade, job family and level of experience (i.e. the reviewee has done everything that we would expect for their role, and has demonstrated professional behaviour in line with Loughborough’s values and expectations).
- Does not meet expectations – reviewee either does not complete appropriate PDR objectives, does not meet the requirements of the job description, or does not behave in a way that is expected for that grade, job family and level of experience.
There is no limit to the number of people who can be given a PDR rating of ‘Exceeds expectations’.
The University still has the expectation that around 20% of staff will receive a reward, so Schools and Professional Services will have the opportunity to recommend a proportion of staff (equivalent to 20%) with a performance rating of ‘Exceeds expectations’ for a reward. These will be people who have had a truly exceptional year.